To highlight Sarasota County’s robust use of Florida fruits, vegetables and beef through the Farm to School program, all Sarasota County students will enjoy a “Fresh From Florida” lunch on Wednesday, May 10, to celebrate My “Fresh From Florida” Plate Day. Students will be served a hamburger, featuring a Florida beef patty and Florida lettuce and tomatoes, with Florida milk and a side of Florida’s seasonal fruit.
Sarasota County Schools Superintendent Dr. Todd Bowden will help serve lunches, and local farmers and producers will participate and teach students about the agricultural process.
Event: My “Fresh From Florida” Plate Day
Participants: Sarah Whannel and Mike Baker, Homestead Hydroponic Farm
Nicole and Delanie Bartell, Florida Cattleman’s Association Sweethearts
Leslie and Alan Jones, Jones Potato Farm
Harrison and Robert Young, Miami Beef
Norm Stockton, Cattle Farmer in Sarasota County
Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Location: McIntosh Middle School
701 McIntosh Rd
Sarasota, Fla. 34232
For more information about the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, visit FreshFromFlorida.com or call 1-800-HELP-FLA.