Mr. skinner with a plate of food- photo courtesy of Sprout MN

Did you know...October is Farm to School Month? We did, but we are too excited to wait until then to tell you about it! 

This is the start of our 6th year of Farm to School produce. We are proud to be serving locally produced foods to our students at C-I! Through Sprout MN and a grant this year, we are able to supplement our purchases and support our local farmers.  

A little bit about Sprout MN. Sprout MN is a local food hub that utilizes produce from over 40 different farmers around Minnesota. The produce from these farmers are used in schools and restaurants across the state. 

We want to take a moment and thank all of our Sprout Producers that we have used:

Marquette Honey Farms- Little Falls

Ray's Wild Rice- Brainerd

Raising a Farmer- Brenda Rudolph, Little Falls

Smude Farms- Pierz

The Farm on St. Mathias- Brainerd

Martha Lambright- Eagle Bend

Twin Eagle- Eagle Bend

Eagle Valley Greenhouse- Clarissa

Barry's Cherries- Staples

Joseph Kauffman- Clarissa

Kleinschmidt Farms- Staples

THANK YOU to all of our producers! We are so thankful for all of you!

Pictured: Watermelon, cantaloupe, State Fair Variety apples

Pictured: cabbage, cauliflower, tomatoes, red pepper, broccoli, green peppers, carrots, yellow onion, purple onion, cucumbers

Pictured: Honey, ground beef, ground pork, wild rice, potatoes