Oregon Districts

55%
of Oregon school districts surveyed by USDA say they participate in farm to school activities.

117

996

518,106

Another 13% of districts surveyed plan to start farm to school activities in the future.

(Note: of the 234 school districts in Oregon, 91% completed the USDA Farm to School Census.)

Highlights

$13,404,200

invested in local food in Oregon
with the average school district spending

27%

of their budget on local products.
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School districts in Oregon are currently buying the following types of local foods:
  • 76%

    fruits
  • 73%

    vegetables
  • 58%

    milk
  • 22%

    meat or poultry

44%

of Oregon districts surveyed plan to increase local food purchases in the future.
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Oregon school districts are serving local items throughout the school day. In Oregon local foods are being served at the following times:
  • 65%

    breakfast
  • 91%

    lunch
  • 21%

    supper
  • 17%

    snacks
  • 25%

    Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program
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At least

224

school gardens are growing in Oregon
Tend and water those gardens; their benefits are well documented!
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In Oregon,

19%

of School Districts
Are Engaging Preschool Children
in Farm to School Activities.
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In Oregon,

40%

Of School Districts Are Using Local Foods in Summer Meals.
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Learn more about these results. See the details
Based on a tally of the number of votes received, the school district above was selected as a stand out in Oregon.
What we heard during the nomination process:
Our farm program is awesome!! It exposes kids to foods that are locally grown and flavors they may not experience at home!! Great job, Corvallis!! :)
Congratulations to all the school districts in Oregon conducting farm to school programs.

From buying local food to planting school gardens to teaching kids where their food comes from, Oregon is ‘bringing the farm to school.’ Peruse the list below for more information on the great work taking place in Oregon.

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