This extensive Farm to Fork program began in 2009 as a way to introduce fresh food to students through the lunch program, gardens, and cooking classes. Today they grow and buy local as much as possible.
Garden Coordinator: Erin Yeakel (Contact: Eyeakel@qsd48.org). She works 20 hours a week during the school year and 4 hours a week during the summer.
- Food or Production Gardens
- Learning Garden (grow, taste, cultivate)
- Permaculture or Food Forest
- Rain Garden
- Hydroponics for lettuce
- Specialty Gardens - Native, Mediterranean, Colonial
2021-22 School Year: Food Services Director: Cook: Crystal Manly (Contact: Cmanly@qsd48.org)
- Fresh whole foods
- Salad Bar
- Soup Bar
- 2022 Culinary Art Classes Instructor: Crystal Manly.
- Program includes getting instruction and cooking four days a week, breakfast and Lunch (prep, cook, manage…) Students are required to get food handlers card from Jefferson County and some participate in FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) [https://wa-fccla.org]. Other students have taken CPR courses as part of the program.
- Jefferson County Farm to School Coalition
- Count Me In for Quilcene
- Part of School Budget
- Fundraising through selling donated plants from their farmstand.
- Other Donations from: Pacific Coast Seafoods Company, Midori Farms, Taylor Shellfish Hatchery
Would you like to help the program? Go here. https://jccwp.org/take-action
294715 US Hwy 101, PO box 40 Quilcene WA 98376