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Procurement Geographic Preference Q&As: Part II

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SP03 CACFP02 SFSP02-2013
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DATE:October 9, 2012
SUBJECT:Procurement Geographic Preference Q&As – Part II
TO:Regional Directors
Special Nutrition Programs
All Regions
State Directors
Child Nutrition Programs
All States

The purpose of this memorandum is to address recent inquiries on the application of the geographic preference option in the procurement of unprocessed locally grown or raised agricultural products. This memorandum provides additional guidance and technical assistance to memorandum SP18-2011, Procurement Geographic Preference Q&As, which was issued on Feb. 1, 2011 and CACFP09 SFSP08-2008, issued July 3, 2008. For a copy of these memoranda, please visit:

State agencies are encouraged 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 local or regional procurement, or other farm to school activities.

Cynthia Long
Child Nutrition Division


Page updated: May 28, 2024

The contents of this guidance document do not have the force and effect of law and are not meant to bind the public in any way. This document is intended only to provide clarity to the public regarding existing requirements under the law or agency policies.