Each year, soon after students return to school, the annual Taste Washington Day is held as a way to promote both the farm to school movement serving local foods in school meals and Washington agriculture.
This year Taste Washington Day is held on October 6th. Schools are encouraged to celebrate farm to school efforts. Dayton School District will be featuring Honeycrisp Apples and Bosc Pears from Warren Orchards.
Washington is a major farming state with farms in every county, so Taste Washington Day is also an opportunity to teach students about agriculture by learning about what is being grown and produced in their own communities.
WSDA partners with the Washington School Nutrition Association to organize Taste Washington Day, with support from Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction Child Nutrition. Local nonprofits, parents, volunteers, and community partners also work to support Taste Washington Day.
Thank you to an awesome kitchen staff who prepared the fresh apples and pears to include with today's lunch of homemade chili, corn bread and buttered corn. Fantastic!!
Fresh Apples & Pears from Warren Orchards
Colorful pictures in the cafeteria for today's event