Harrisonburg City Schools strive to provide local foods to the kids. During Farm to School week in October they serve lunches where most of the items on the menu are sourced locally. A lunch at Bluestone Elementary School presents a golden delicious apple from Showalter’s Orchard in Timberville; broccoli from Portwood Acres farm in Port Republic; organic and free ranged chicken drumsticks from Shenandoah Valley Organics, which are raised and processed in the Shenandoah Valley; homemade rolls with wheat flour from Woodson’s Mill in Lowesville; salad made with hydroponically-grown bibb lettuce from Portwood Gardens farm in Dayton and veggies from the Shenandoah Valley Produce Auction in Dayton which source their produce from farms within a 100 mile radius and Maola Local Dairies in Newport News which sources its milk from various farms in Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina.

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