Check out the short video clips at the bottom of this article to see the beautiful food!

During my tenure as the director of food services for Wenatchee School District, we made huge strides in the areas of Farm to School and scratch cooking. Our program won awards and received recognition around the state and nation for our practice of purchasing local products and scratch cooking in the school lunch program. For the past several years, the Wenatchee School District, in partnership with the Washington School Nutrition Association (WSNA) and the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA), participated in Taste Washington Day as a way to celebrate agriculture in our State and to help students understand where their food comes from.

Serving locally grown foods was a normal, daily occurrence at Wenatchee Schools for many years but Taste Washington Day provided us an opportunity to shine a spotlight on the strength of the district’s ‘Farm-to-School’ and scratch cooking programs. Wenatchee School District has been recognized as a leader in supporting local agriculture and because of that, First Lady of Washington State, Trudi Inslee, visited the district on our 2014 Taste Washington Day to eat a local lunch featuring many of our dozen+ local farm vendors!

Take a look at these videos I created of several of our past Taste WA Day celebrations and I think you will be amazed that what you’re seeing is actually school food!

Your district can do this too! Contact me and I can help you build an amazing Farm to School program also!

2016 Taste WA Day


2015 Taste WA Day


Mid-Winter Taste WA Day 2015


2014 Taste WA Day and Trudi Inslee’s Visit