|DATE:||February 1, 2011|
|POLICY MEMO:||SP_18 - 2011|
|SUBJECT:||Procurement Geographic Preference Q&As|
Special Nutrition Programs
Child Nutrition Programs
In light of recent Farm to School efforts to connect schools with local or regional farmers and the need for guidance and technical assistance on the state and local levels, we have created Q&As to further explain the geographic preference option. The purpose of this memorandum is to provide Q&As on the application of the geographic preference option in procurement of unprocessed locally grown or locally raised agricultural products.
We encourage state agencies to share these Q&As with their counterparts at other state departments (e.g., Department of Agriculture or Department of Health) that are involved in Farm to School activities.
Child Nutrition Division