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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Northwest Lower Michigan School Seeks Food Service Director with Farm to School Skills

Please spread this news widely!

Traverse City Area Public Schools (TCAPS) in northwestern Lower Michigan is taking applications for a new food service director for its approximately 10,000-student school system. TCAPS job description includes making farm to school purchasing—purchasing and serving food grown by local farmers—a priority. All food service programming also must be financially sustainable.

The Traverse City School system is located in a diverse agricultural region of Michigan and is working with numerous community partners to help build the region's local food economy and to bring healthy, locally grown foods to the plates of its students. The duties within its job description include: 

  • Oversee the implementation of Farm-to School model by finding innovative ways to keep the school lunch program supplied with fresh, seasonal, sustainably grown produce and products, by building positive partnerships.
  • Oversee menu planning consistent with state and federal guidelines with an emphasis on the use of seasonal, regional, and sustainable food products.
  • Use seasonal, regional, and sustainably produced food products, to the greatest degree possible, with an emphasis on foods prepared from scratch in district.

Please go here for more information and to fill out the application (click on "view our open positions" and then click on "non-affiliated positions"):


Diane Conners |  Senior Policy Specialist | Food & Farming

Michigan Land Use Institute
148 East Front Street | Suite 301 | Traverse City, Michigan 49684

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