Date: Tuesday, March 28

Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Room: San Joaquin

Rising Real Food Demands and Farm-to-School-Friendly Vendors

  • Amy Hedrick-Farr, Director of Student Nutrition, Santa Cruz City Schools
  • Ben Thomas, Farm to Cafeteria Senior Program Manager, CAFF
  • Elizabeth Vaughn, Community Builder and Sustainable Food Systems Advocate, Community Health Improvement Partners
  • Moderator: Cassandra Spindler, CA FoodCorps Fellow

Finding and working with vendors to respond to the growing demand for local and sustainable food can be daunting. In this session, food service directors and support organizations will share how they've worked with farm-to-school-friendly vendors, including growers and full service distributors, to increase availability and transparency within school budgets. Join us to learn more about opportunities and resources to connect with farm-to-school-friendly vendors for each part of the plate in California.