Please see information below and attached from the USDA regarding requests for proposals to supply produce for the Fresh Produce Pilot program, which is set to begin in Michigan and Florida in January 2012. Produce items for the pilot program include apples, lettuce, blueberries, carrots, grapes and oranges.
All applicable documents for this pilot program can be found on our website http://www.ams.usda.gov/commoditypurchasing. Select Fresh Product Pilot in the dropdown list.
Interested farmers and vendors, please note that details about this program will be shared by represenatives from the USDA in a Farm to Institution session from 2-4 pm on Wednesday, December 7th at the Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market Expo in Grand Rapids. Find more info about Expo at www.glexpo.com.
Farm to Institution Specialist
CS Mott Group for Sustainable Food Systems
Michigan State University
Sent: Monday, November 28, 2011 11:57 AM
To: Hernandez, Sara - AMS
Subject: FW: Solicitation 2000000700: Fresh Fruit Pilot Program – Request for Proposal
Attention Staff and Vendors:
Please see attachment. Solicitation 2000000700: Fresh Fruit Pilot Program – Request for Proposal
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