Yamhill Valley Grown, Your Guide To Local Food - Page 27

Yamhill Valley Farm 2 School Council Nourish Yamhill Valley held community meetings in which 70% of community members identified they wanted to see more local fresh food in Yamhill County schools This led to the creation of the Yamhill Valley Farm to School Council, F2S. The council brings together a diverse group of passionate community members working together to define F2S and organically grow the right program for our county. It will: • • • • Lead the way in research Provide space for members to exchange information and recognize best practices Identify and learn about the fresh food needs of Yamhill County schools Provide awareness and education to the school staff to implement a successful program starting with the 2014 school year Current happenings and Next steps In 2013 the council developed an assessment tool and are in the process of conducting interviews with each of the school districts in Yamhill County to gather necessary information.  This summer we will compile the information so we may better support our Yamhill county schools & cafeterias to purchase local foods to serve our children 27