Friday, August 12, 2016
Western Slope wins Farm to School Regional Grant
The Western Slope, headed by the Valley Food Partnership, won a $90,000 CoBank grant from the Colorado Farm to School Task Force to support local producers who would like to sell their produce directly to local schools, but face structural hurdles. The program will reimburses farmers – up to $10,000 per farm – for any investments they make that will improve on-farm food safety. In exchange, farmers must demonstrate increased sales of fruits and vegetables to local schools. More information about the regional grant is available here.