Rogue Valley Farm to School
Farm to school programs
link local farmers with schools.
This simple concept holds great potential as a solution to two of the major challenges facing our society: concerns about the diet and health of children and the dwindling of small farms. By purchasing locally grown products, schools are able to serve fresher produce to students, create new markets for local farms, and incorporate exciting programs that meet state education standards. Farms gain a sense of community involvement by impacting the lives of children and becoming involved in agricultural education, while benefiting from increased sales.
Interested in helping on farms or serving tastes in the cafeteria this fall? Our volunteer training will give you an overview of the programs we offer while preparing you to help with any of them. We will cover kitchen skills and safety, post-harvest food handling, recipe creation and nutrition information, tips for student management in an outdoor setting, as well as an overview of the RVF2S curriculum materials and instruction on how to lead hands-on lessons in the field. Join us on either Friday, September 11 or Saturday, September 12.
Cultivating healthy kids, environmental stewardship, farm relationships and the local economy
Due to many unforeseen conflicts and considerations, Rogue Valley Farm to School is postponing its annual fundraising event, the Siskiyou Challenge. We're taking this opportunity to improve the Siskiyou Challenge in a way we've long considered: we’re moving the race to the spring.
The 6th Siskiyou Challenge will be held on April 30, 2016
We feel positive about the opportunity to change the time of year the race will take place moving forward. The fall has posed a variety of challenges from low water levels at the lake and a dry rutted mountain bike course to a very full fall race and nonprofit events calendar. Hosting the event in the fall one year then switching to spring the next does not allow enough time between Siskiyou Challenges. The accumulation of a mix of issues this year has led to the decision to wait for next spring.