55% of Wisconsin schools buy locally sourced food

More than half of Wisconsin’s public school districts are buying food from local sources and another 19% intend to start doing so soon, according to the first "farm-to-school census" conducted by the United States Department of Agriculture.

The new report says 43% of districts nationwide had farm-to-school programs in place in the 2011-‘12 school year, with fruits, vegetables and milk topping the list of local purchases.

You can use this USDA search to find your district and find what percentage of the food budget was spent locally.
image via flickr:CC | NatalieMaynor High-res

55% of Wisconsin schools buy locally sourced food

More than half of Wisconsin’s public school districts are buying food from local sources and another 19% intend to start doing so soon, according to the first "farm-to-school census" conducted by the United States Department of Agriculture.

The new report says 43% of districts nationwide had farm-to-school programs in place in the 2011-‘12 school year, with fruits, vegetables and milk topping the list of local purchases.

You can use this USDA search to find your district and find what percentage of the food budget was spent locally.

image via flickr:CC | NatalieMaynor