A number of school food service directors in Genesee Intermediate School District now have 2 years of local food purchasing experience, and they’re ready to do more next year!
Please find attached the Request for Quotes (RFQ) for locally (Michigan) grown fruits and vegetables for participating school districts in Genesee Intermediate School District. As you’ll see, the school districts are interested in purchasing apples, cantaloupe, peaches, pears, watermelon, green cabbage, lettuce, peppers, potatoes, carrots, tomatoes, corn, broccoli and cauliflower for their school meals programs, but they’re open for suggestions if you have other products available. Review the attached document for instructions and more details, and, if you’re interested, submit a quote in writing to GISD Health, Safety, and Nutrition Services by July 29th, 2010. Feel free to be in touch with me, Aggie Bedell from Health, Safety and Nutrition Services at GISD or any of the participating school food service directors (contact info included in the RFQ) if you have any questions. You’re welcome to share this RFQ with farmers who may be interested in this great market opportunity!
Farm to Institution Specialist
CS Mott Group for Sustainable Food Systems
Michigan State University
303 Natural Resources Building
East Lansing, MI 48824-1222