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Thursday, May 12, 2011

Manistee area Farm to School Bid Request

Manistee Area Public Schools, Kaleva Norman Dickson School District, and Bear Lake Schools are now accepting proposals for Michigan fruits and vegetables for delivery to any or all of the following sites:


·         Manistee High School, 525 12th St., Manistee, MI 49660

·         Manistee Middle School, 550 Maple St., Manistee, MI 49660

·         Brethren Middle/High School, 4400 North High Bridge Rd., Brethren, MI 49619

·         Bear Lake School, 7748 Cody St., Bear Lake, MI 49614


Proposals will be accepted for locally-grown products for the 2011/2012 school year for all schools, but proposals will also be accepted for delivery for the summer food service program at Manistee High School and Bear Lake School. Products of interest include: apples, asparagus, blueberries, sweet corn, sweet cherries, green beans, lettuce, pears, plums, potatoes, summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, and watermelon.


Attached in the bid packet are a vendor questionnaire and product availability and pricing forms for farmers/vendors to complete and submit for consideration.



Please direct all responses, questions, and inquiries to:


Kathy Gutowski                                                        Jenice Momber

Director of Nutrition Services                                 Kaleva Norman Dickson and Bear Lake

Manistee Area Public Schools                              School Districts

525 12th St.                                                                Food Service Director

Manistee, MI 49660                                                 4400 N High Bridge Rd                 

231-398-3695                                                           Brethren, MI 49619                                       231-477-5353 ext. 304                       


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