More than 300 California districts operate farm-to-school programs

Issue Date: October 30, 2013

According to the first-ever Farm to School Census by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in school year 2011-12, California school districts that bought local products spent an estimated $268 million on school food, with $49 million of that directed locally. Fifty-nine percent of these districts said they will buy more local foods in the future.

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