Gervais School District F2 C Brochure


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Brochure about Gervais School District's Farm to School program, given out by Clare Columbus during The 5th Season: Capturing the Abundant Harvest with Simple Food Preservation workshop.

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Gervais School District F2 C Brochure

  1. 1. Gervais School Eldriedge Elementary School 10327 River Road NE PO Box 9216 District #1 Brooks, OR 97305 Telephone: 503-393-5977 Fax: 503-390-9567 Brooks Elementary School PO Box 9216 5035 Rockdale NE Brooks, OR 97305 Telephone: 503-393-6753 Fax: 503-393-0316 Gervais Middle School 150 Douglas Avenue PO Box 176 Gervais, OR 97026 Telephone: 503-792-3624 Fax: 503-792-3626 Gervais High School 300 East Douglas Avenue PO Box 195 Gervais, OR 97026 Telephone: 503-792-3656 Fax: 503-792-3770 Farm to Cafeteria March 2009 Gervais School District #1 PO Box 100—290 First St. Gervais, Oregon 97026 Ph: 503-792-3801 Fax: 503-792-3809
  2. 2. The Gervais School District has 1050 students in grades K- 12 . The District is comprised of 65 sq miles of prime agri- cultural land in the Willamette Valley. Gervais School District began purchasing locally from Jones Jones Farm Produce Jeff Rosenblad Farm in the fall of 2006 and Happy Harvest Farms in 2008. 10325 River Rd. N Happy Harvest Farms The School District features seasonal fruits and vegetables Salem, Matt Jones, Farmer Mt. Angel, Oregon on daily food variety bars in all schools and at District Oregon 97303 503-910-2180 events and meetings. 503-339-6744 • Jeff has been farming in the Willamette Valley for the past 13 years. Jones is a sixth generation family farm They strive to grow The elementary schools utilize local produce in the USDA’s healthy, fruits and vegetables by using sustainable earth • Fresh Fruit and Vegetable programs as well as Breakfast, He has the longest strawberry growing season in the friendly practices to ensure the highest of quality. valley; mid April to Dec. 1st. Lunch and Supper programs. • Seasonally, you can purchase: peaches, apples, cherries, Extended growing season with 2 acres of green Gervais is participating in a Pilot Program this year along nectarines, plums, pears, strawberries, raspberries, toma- houses. with Portland Public Schools to evaluate a farm to school toes, cucumbers, summer and winter squash, pumpkins, • Expanded with the addition of ½ acre this year. initiative to get Oregon grown foods into school cafeterias. peas, lettuce, celery and onions. • This project is managed by Ecotrust and supported by the Grows 30 varieties of vegetables and 9 varieties of Their produce is sold locally at their farm stand. In addition, Kaiser Permanente Community fund and the Northwest berries they pack and ship to the following wholesale customers: Health Foundation. • • Only uses organically approved pesticides. Grocery stores • • Clare Columbus, SNS Main customers include wholesale and Farmer’s Mar- Fruit stands Nutrition Services Director kets, public schools and universities. • Farmer’s markets 503-792-3803 X 2225 • Future plans include on site light processing and pack- • Gervais School District #1 Schools aging of fruits and vegetables. • Food banks • Food processors They expanded their local fruit stand last season and added fresh berry shakes and smoothies. Greenhouse Tomato Plants
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