This just in from our Farm To School Specialist!! 
Farmers, even if you are not located very near Magnets MI but are interested in selling fresh produce to schools you should review this information to become familiar with the "How to's"

From: Matts, Colleen
Sent: Tuesday, May 08, 2012 1:07 PM
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Cc: Momber, Jenice; Kathy Gutowski ([log in to unmask])
Subject: Manistee area Farm to School Bid Request


(Apologies for cross posting)


Greetings producers and vendors,


Manistee Area Public Schools, Kaleva Norman Dickson School District, and Bear Lake Schools are now accepting proposals for Michigan fruits and vegetables, including apples, asparagus, blueberries, sweet corn, sweet cherries, green beans, lettuce, pears, plums, potatoes, summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes and watermelon. Proposals will be accepted for locally-grown products for the 2012/2013 school year for all schools, but proposals will also be accepted for delivery for the summer food service program at Manistee High School. Attached in the bid packet are a cover letter with instructions and more details, a vendor questionnaire and a product availability and pricing form for you to complete should you wish for consideration. Proposals must be submitted by 12 noon on June 4th, 2012.


Please contact directly the school food/nutrition service directors with any questions:


Kathy Gutowski                                                          Jenice Momber

Director of Nutrition Services                                     Kaleva Norman Dickson and Bear Lake

Manistee Area Public Schools                                    School Districts

525 12th St.                                                                 Food Service Director

Manistee, MI 49660                                                    4400 N High Bridge Rd                      

231-398-3695                                                              Brethren, MI 49619

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Thanks for your consideration,


Colleen Matts

Farm to Institution Specialist

MSU Center for Regional Food Systems, formerly the CS Mott Group for Sustainable Food Systems

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