• harvest Harvest for schools harvest of the month
    Springfield Public Schools has partnered with the Willamette Farm and Food Coalition to bring local fruits & vegetables to your child's lunch tray by participating in the Oregon Harvest of the Month program. Each month one locally grown fruit or vegetable is highlighted and served weekly in all cafeterias in the Springfield School District. Harvest of the Month gives students the chance to taste and learn about the importance of eating fruits and vegetables. Students are encouraged to try new things to develop their tastebuds and expand their vision of what "healthy" looks and tastes like. Each month there is a poster highlighting the harvest of the month which helps your child learn about local farms and the benefits of the fruits and vegetables they're eating. We are also posting Oregon Harvest for Schools family newsletters and/or Food Hero newletters, both featuring the latest and greatest Harvest of the Month feature item. Please join us in celebrating Harvest of the Month by printing out these newsletters and discussing them with your family at dinner.
     
     
    Harvest of the Month  Item  Local Farm  Poster  Family Newsletter
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     September  Tomatoes  Food for Lane County Youth Farm  Poster   Newsletter  Boletin
     October  Apples  Hermiston Farm  Poster Newsletter Boletin
     November  Cabbage  Hilltop Farm  Poster Newsletter  Boletin
     December  Cauliflower  Hilltop Farm  Poster  Newsletter  Boletin
     January  Apples  Detering Orchards  Poster  Newsletter  Boletin
     February  Apples  Detering Orchards  Poster Newsletter Boletin
     March  Potatoes  Wong's Potato Farm  Poster  Newsletter  Boletin
     April  Broccoli  Johnson Vegetable Farms  Poster  Newsletter  Boletin
     May  Radishes  Aurora Farms  Poster  Newsletter  Boletin
     
    **Items subject to change, based upon availability**