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Lodi’s Family Dinner from around the World

What’s for dinner? Nancy Rostimily, Lodi Unified School District’s Food Service Director, decided it would be an international taste of salads, along with hot chicken noodle soup and bread as well as fresh Mandarin oranges, locally sourced and so sweet, … Continue reading

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Something Special is Cooking in Yolo County’s Head Start Kitchen

Yolo’s County’s Head Start program, under the leadership of Stephanie Gray, Nutrition Services Coordinator, has some new flavors coming to their meal program. Black-eye Pea Salad, Baked Sweet Potato with Cheese and Broccoli Topping and Corn and Cheese Grits. Lorena … Continue reading

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New Scaled Up Recipes for School Meals

From our colleagues at The Center for Ecoliteracy: “As a resource for school nutrition services, the Center for Ecoliteracy offers a downloadable collection of 21 recipes for reimbursable school meals, scaled and tested for quantities of 50 and 100.” As … Continue reading

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Who doesn’t want to date a farmer…

Who says speed dating doesn’t work? Dru Rivers (pictured left ) representing Full Belly Farms in Capay Valley, Yolo County, along with 25 or more farmers met with the same number of school food service in Yolo County’s Norwood Hall … Continue reading

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Pacific Star Gardens, Yolo County

Meet Robert Ramming, the owner of Pacific Star Gardens, a small farm in Yolo County, at the upcoming  Farms & Schools Marketplace Exchange. November 12th, Wednesday, 2pm-4pm, reception follows. Norton Hall, 70 Cottonwood St. Woodland 95695. He’s been selling fresh … Continue reading

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And More School Food Service Leaders Coming to Speed Date

Vince Caguin,  Coordinator of Nutrition Service & Warehouse, Natomas Unified School District, posing here next to his very spiffy ‘food service truck’ will be coming to the Farms & Schools Marketplace Exchange with several of his staff on November 12th. They, … Continue reading

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Look Who’s Going to go Speed Dating with Farmers!

Stacie Velasquez, Esparto Unifed School District Cafeteria Supervisor, perhaps, at 23, the youngest in the state will be joining 20 or more other school food service directors in a speed dating session with regional farmers at the Farms & School … Continue reading

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Chef Dominic Machi, Director of DJUSD Student Nutrition Services in Top 10 in National Contest

DJUSD’s Dominic Machi, recently featured here on Who’s Cooking School Lunch, places in top 10 of national school recipe contest. Sept 21, 2014 Chef Dominic Machi, Director of DJUSD Student Nutrition Services, has embraced the opportunity to source more seasonal … Continue reading

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Back to School with Chef Arturo – an Asset for Davis

ARTURO TOPETE, FOOD PREP II Davis Joint Unified School District, Davis, CA Origin: Nayarit, Mexico When he moved to Davis, now nearly 24 years ago, he worked at the local Pluto’s, which has an extensive array of salad components from … Continue reading

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Oregon: You’re Raising the Bar for School Food – Thanks!

OK, Oregon, way to go. It appears that your statewide additional $1.2 million for local food in schools is making a big impact. Other states take note. We recently came across this article in Edible Portland, on high school Future … Continue reading

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