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Pre-Conference Local Foods Procurement Training

  • Kennebec Valley Community College 92 Western Avenue Fairfield, ME, 04937 United States (map)

Is your school participating in Maine Harvest of the Month, and wanting to access Local Produce Fund dollars? Are you already incorporating local, seasonal food in your cafeteria, but ready to increase your capacity?

Join us for this special Pre-Conference Training to learn the ins and outs of local food procurement for your school cafeteria!

This workshop is designed for School Nutrition Directors, Kitchen Managers, Business Managers, and others responsible for school food purchasing. Local procurement rules are different from overall procurement guidelines. This free half-day training is sponsored by the Maine Farm to School Network and supported by a USDA Farm to School Training Grant.Join Martine Cherry, USDA Procurement Specialist, and Abbie Nelson, NOFA-VT Farm to School specialist and for an engaging, hands-on workshop. This will be one of the final trainings of Abbie's career, so take advantage of the opportunity of learning from her expertise while you can!

Build your network of support and connect with other school food directors who are engaged in similar initiatves.

Needs based, first come first served scholarships are available to support attendance costs-- travel and/or substitutes.

3 Credit Hours Earned.

Located at KVCC's Alfond Campus, light and local refreshments provided.

More details coming soon!

Learn more about the Maine Farm to School Conference.

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Earlier Event: September 30
Good Food for Bath meeting