Registration is now open for the 2020 Oregon Farm to School Showcase at the Oregon School Nutrition Association Food Show on Saturday March 14th at the Salem Convention Center.
This annual event draws 400 school food and nutrition service buyers and culinary staff from all over Oregon. The Oregon Farm to School Showcase highlights companies who have Oregon grown, harvested, caught or processed products that qualify for the Oregon Farm to School Procurement Grant.
Does my business qualify for the showcase?
Ready for School Food Service
To exhibit in the showcase you must have the capacity to serve school food service. You should offer products, pack sizes, distribution and competitive pricing for food service.
You must highlight Oregon produced or processed products the day of the showcase. You may include sales sheets for products made or processed out of state, but booth samples must be Oregon produced and processed products.*
Meet Nutrition Standards for Schools
Schools are more confident when its clear how products credit towards the school meal program. You are encouraged to provide product formulation statements for Oregon product.*
The Farm to School Showcase will be on the main floor this year and OSNA is offering a special booth discount to Oregon companies that offer Oregon grown or processed products in for the Oregon Farm to School Grant Program.
For more information please contact Amy Gilroy, Farm to School Manager, at the Oregon Department of Agriculture at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-872-6620.
*If you need assistance determining whether your product qualifies for the showcase and help with product formulation statements please contact Amy Gilroy, Farm to School Manager, at the Oregon Department of Agriculture: email@example.com or 503-709-5360.