Farm2School & Harvest of the Month
The School District of West Salem participates in the Coulee Region Farm2School program, a partnership between the La Crosse County Health Department, Gundersen Health System and Mayo Clinic Health System-Franciscan Healthcare. This program allows our school nutrition department to bring in fresh, locally grown foods to serve to our students. The majority of these items are fruits and vegetables, but we also receive meat and dairy products. Each month, there is a Farm2School newsletter featuring the Harvest of the Month with fun facts, nutrition info, uses and recipe ideas.
Farm2School encourages students to try new foods that they may not otherwise be exposed to and teaches them about nutrition education. Every month, one item is selected as the Harvest of the Month. This food is promoted throughout the school, sampled in taste tests and served in school meals. Teaching children from a young age that fruits and vegetables are good for them and can be delicious makes it more likely that they will choose healthy foods throughout their lifetime. To learn more about the Farm2School program and the Harvest of the Month, click here.
2022-2023 School Year
2022-2023 Harvest of the Month Calendar
July Harvest of the Month - Kale
August Harvest of the Month - Corn
September Harvest of the Month - Tomatoes
October Harvest of the Month - Apples
November Harvest of the Month - Cranberries
December Harvest of the Month - Beets
January Harvest of the Month - Winter Squash