What a week! This was our biggest, busiest, best Farm to School Week yet! In case you missed the details, hop on over here to check them out.
Or maybe you’re just here for the NUMBERS! Well, we don’t blame you. They’re pretty awesome if we do say so ourselves.
By the Numbers
In 2012, we partnered with schools in Albemarle, Charlottesville, Greene, Nelson, and Waynesboro to provide fresh, local food for school lunches. Here’s just a selection of how things added up:
- 1,075 lbs of pastured, local beef (sourced from Best of What’s Around, Foods for Thought, Prospect Farm, and Sherwood Farm)
- 2,560 lbs of apples
- 637 lbs of red potatoes
- 232 lbs of broccoli
- 187 lbs of sweet potatoes
- 75 lbs of tomatoes
And just for fun, we decided to hand out some Farm to School Achievement Awards:
- Albemarle County wins for most diverse order. They even served local collard greens! Nice.
- Charlottesville City beats everyone on the sheer quantity of their order. These folks know what they’re doing.
- Nelson County topped the list for most bushels of apples. Must have something to do with all those Nelson County orchards!
- City of Waynesboro went green! They win for most pounds of organic salad mix. Healthy choice!
- Greene County was most surprising by ordering the most cauliflower and tomatoes. Yummers!
Thanks again to all of our schools, farmers, students, and supporters for making Farm to School Week 2012 a delicious success! Can’t wait to do it all again next year.