In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.
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Thank you for an amazing year!

We are increasing our impact across the Rogue Valley by connecting
more and more children to our food system 
hands-on farm and garden programs. 

4,269 students
participated in
Tasting Tables

12,299 students

enrolled in schools with a RVF2S-supported garden

1,178 students 
farm field trips

As we look towards 2017, we have an even bigger goal:

Put local food on every lunch tray.

Join us today by making a donation to RVF2S so we can help school food purchasers put more local food into school meals for the 39,769 students attending public school in
Jackson and Josephine counties. 

The positive social, economic, and environmental impacts that
result from transitioning to a more regionalized and sustainable food system are being actualized one bite at a time.

Help us double down on the work we care so deeply about by making a gift to RVF2S today to help us achieve
even greater success in 2017.
Donate Now!
If you prefer to support RVF2S offline, you may send a check to:
PO Box 898 Ashland, OR 97520

Thank you again for your support!

School Garden Leadership Institute
Rogue Valley Farm to School was selected as one of ten organizations to attend a national institute hosted by Life Lab! Staff members Melina and Cassidy spent five days in Santa Cruz, California learning best practices regarding professional development; designing, building, and maintaining school gardens; organizational and financial sustainability; identifying and measuring our impact; and regional networking. Stay tuned for upcoming workshops that will share what they learned! 

Harvest of the Month:
This month, students of the Ashland and Central Point School Districts sampled fresh, local beets through RVF2S
Tasting Tables!

Did you know you beet greens are edible?
You can use beet greens raw in salads or cooked as a side dish! Remove leaves from beets and store separately in an open bag. Use within 2-3 days.
Introducing the Oregon Community Food System Network
The state-wide organization, Oregon Community Food Systems Network (OCFSN), is a collaboration of 40 nonprofit organizations and allies dedicated to strengthening local and regional food systems.  

The Network focused on four initial priority areas identified for collective action:
  1. SNAP Match Incentives: working to double the purchasing power of every SNAP dollar spent in Oregon farmers’ markets and rural grocery stores.
  2. Veggie Rx: researching the preventive health benefits of fruit and vegetable subsidy programs.
  3. Access to Land: supporting land transfers to beginning farmers through innovative ownership and lease models to address the rising cost of farmland and challenges with access to capital.
  4. Wholesale Market Development: helping small farmers with business management and market development challenges to maximize sales of local food to regional markets.
Our mailing address is:
PO Box 898 Ashland, OR 97520

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