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Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Mayo Building, M-9
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Tallahassee, FL 32399-0800
(850) 487-8000

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Charles H. Bronson, Commissioner

Florida "Farm to School" Program

Participating Florida Schools

Listed below (by county) are schools that are participating in the Florida "Farm to School" program. School district food service officials who would like to list their schools as participants should submit their information here.

Alachua District Schools
Maria Eunice, Food and Nutrition Director
3700 N.E. 53rd Avenue
Gainesville, Florida 32609
Phone: (352) 955-7537
Fax: (352) 955-7290
Email:
Web: www.district.schoolnutritionandfitness.com//alachuacps
Number of schools: 51 (34 elementary, 9 middle, 8 high)
Total student population: 27,378
Average meals served daily: 23,500
Food distribution system: U.S. Food Service, weekly delivery.
Comment: We will look at the cost of the products primarily.
Interested in purchasing:

Anything that is available.


Baker County School District
Cathy Golon, Director of Nutrition Services
392 South Boulevard East
Macclenny, Florida 32063
Phone: (904) 259-4330
Fax: (904) 259-2825
Email:
Web: www.baker.k12.fl.us
Number of schools: 6 (4 elementary, 1 middle, 1 high)
Total student population: 5,100
Average meals served daily: 2,800
Food distribution system: U.S. Foodservice with North Florida Buying Group, weekly deliveries
Comment: Cost is a factor in our decision making along with quality and delivery
Interested in purchasing:

Fresh fruit
Seasonal items such as berries, satsumas, tomatoes


Bay District Schools
Karen Lane, Food Service Buyer
1311 Balboa Avenue
Panama City, Florida 32401
Phone: (850) 747-5283
Fax: (850) 872-4262
Email:
Number of schools: 37 (24 elementary, 7 middle, 6 high)
Total student population: 26,000
Average meals served daily: 15,000
Food distribution system: U.S. Food Service, weekly delivery.
Interested in purchasing:

Not specified


Odyssey Charter School (Brevard County)
Debra Chapman, Cafe' Manager
1755 Eldron Bouleverd, S.E.
Palm Bay, Florida 32909
Phone: (321) 733-0442 ext 113
Fax: (321) 733-1178
Email:
Web: www.odysseycharterschool.com
Number of schools: 1 (1 elementary/middle)
Total student population: 550
Average meals served daily: 405
Food distribution system: US Foodservice, weekly delivery; Downtown Produce, twice-weekly delivery; Velda Farms, twice-weekly delivery.
Interested in purchasing:

Anything that is available, including organics.


Broward County Schools
Raymond Papa, Coordinator Food and Nutrition Services
7720 West Oakland Park Boulevard
Sunrise, Florida 33351
Phone: (754) 321-0226
Fax: (754) 321-0235
Email:
Web: www.broward.k12.fl.us/foodservice/
Number of schools: 200 (125 elementary, 45 middle, 30 high)
Total student population: 275,000
Average meals served daily: 150,000
Food distribution system: The Produce Connection, twice-a-week delivery.
Interested in purchasing:

Apples
Lettuce
Tomatoes
Oranges
Peppers
Cucumbers


Clay County Schools
Wimberly Brackett, School Food Services Director
900 Walnut Street
Green Cove Springs, Florida 32043
Phone: (904) 529-0521
Fax: (904) 529-4809
Email:
Number of schools: 37 (25 elementary, 6 junior, 6 high)
Total student population: 35,900
Average meals served daily: 24,390
Food distribution system: U.S. Foods, weekly delivery; North Florida Buying Group.
Interested in purchasing:

Oranges
Apples
Bananas
Strawberries
Grapes
Cantaloupe
Kale
Cabbage
Lettuce
Carrots
Potatoes
Celery
Onions
Tomatoes


Collier County Schools
Twyla Leigh, School Food Services Supervisor
5775 Osceola Trail
Naples, Florida 34109
Phone: (239) 377-0296
Fax: (239) 377-0281
Email:
Number of schools: 49 (32 elementary, 10 middle, 7 high)
Total student population: 42,706
Average meals served daily: 34,581
Food distribution system: U.S. Foods; DoD - Produce Connection; Townsend Foods, weekly delivery.
Interested in purchasing:

Oranges
Tangerines
Strawberries
Tomatoes
Lettuce
Summer Squash
Blueberries
Potatoes
More


Columbia County Schools
Madonna Coughlin, School Food Services Director
372 West Duval Street
Lake City, Florida 32055
Phone: (386) 755-8046
Fax: (386) 758-4917
Email:
Number of schools: 13 (8 elementary, 2 middle, 3 high)
Total student population: 10,000
Average meals served daily: 8,980
Food distribution system: North Florida Buying Group; U.S. Food Service, weekly deliveries.
Interested in purchasing:

Not specified


DeSoto County District Schools
Sheerynne Iverson, Associate Food Services Director
530 La Solona Avenue
Arcadia, Florida 34266
Phone: (863) 494-4222
Fax: (863) 494-3919
Email:
Number of schools: 5 (3 elementary, 1 middle, 1 high)
Total student population: 4,672
Average meals served daily: 3,416
Food distribution system: Bliss Produce, twice-weekly delivery; U.S. Foodservice, weekly delivery; Power Buying Group, weekly delivery.
Interested in purchasing:

Not specified


Escambia County Schools
Priscilla Griffith, Supervisory Technician
30 East Texar Drive
Pensacola, Florida 32503
Phone: (850) 469-5635
Fax: (850) 469-5394
Email:
Web: www.escambia.k12.fl.us
Number of schools: 62 (46 elementary, 9 middle, 7 high)
Total student population: 40,922
Average meals served daily: 46,068
Food distribution system: Gulf Coast Produce, twice-weekly delivery; Farmer's Fresh Produce, twice-weekly delivery
Interested in purchasing:

Collards


Flagler County Schools
Judy Gallo
1769 East Moody Boulevard
Bunnell, Florida 32137
Phone: (386) 437-7526 ext 1306
Fax: (386) 437-7570
Email:
Number of schools: 9 (5 elementary, 2 middle, 2 high)
Total student population: 15,000
Average meals served daily: 10,500
Food distribution system: U.S. Food, weekly delivery; Watson Produce, weekly delivery.
Interested in purchasing:

Corn
Broccoli
Lettuce
Oranges
Watermelon
Cucumber
More


Academies of Excellence (Flagler County)
Bea Cordova, Food Service Director
303 West Moody Boulevard
Bunnell, Florida 32110
Phone: (386) 586-7500
Fax: (386) 437-7570
Email:
Web: www.AcademiesofExcellence.net
Number of schools: 4
Total student population: 400
Average meals served daily: 300
Food distribution system: USA Foods, weekly deliveries.
Comment: We are interested in organic produce as well.
Interested in purchasing:

Apples
Banana
Broccoli
Cucumber
Grapes
Lettuce
Oranges
Tangerines
Tomatoes


Boston Avenue Charter School (Flagler and Volusia Counties)
Vivian Swartz, Food Service Coordinator
340 North Boston Avenue
Deland, Florida 32724
Phone: (386) 624-6984
Fax: (386) 734-5617
Email:
Web: www.bostonave.org
Number of schools: 2 (1 elementary, 1 K-12)
Total student population: 400
Average meals served daily: 260
Food distribution system: U.S. Foodservice, 1-2 times a week
Interested in purchasing:

Anything that is available.


Hendry County Schools
James Sealey, Administrator of Food Services
P.O. Box 1980
LaBelle, Florida 33975
Phone: (863) 674-4113
Fax: (863) 674-4621
Email:
Number of schools: 9 (5 elementary, 2 middle, 2 high)
Total student population: 7,000
Average meals served daily: 5,500
Food distribution system: Townsend Foods, weekly delivery.
Interested in purchasing:

Tomatoes
Lettuce
Cucumber
Peppers
Oranges
Bananas
Strawberries


Hernando County Schools
Lori Drenth, Director of Food and Nutrition Services
8050 Mobley Road
Brooksville, Florida 34601
Telephone: (352) 797-7028
Fax: (352) 797-7128
Email:
Web: www.hcsb.k12.fl.us.org
Number of schools: 21 (12 elementary, 5 middle, 4 high)
Total student population: 23,000
Average meals served daily: 18,000
Food distribution system: U.S. Foodservice, weekly delivery; Bliss Produce, daily delivery; Velda Farms, daily delivery.
Interested in purchasing:

Anything that is available.


Hillsborough County Public Schools
Heather Wellings, Nutrition Specialist
2920 North 40th Street, Room 260
Tampa, Florida 33605
Telephone: (813) 840-7104
Fax: (813) 840-7112
Email:
Web: www.sdhc.k12.fl.us
Number of schools: 211 (140 elementary, 44 middle, 27 high)
Total student population: 189,000
Average meals served daily: 235,000
Food distribution system: Weyand Foods (Produce), weekly delivery.
Interested in purchasing:

Anything that is available.


Jackson County Schools
Jack Noonan, Food Service Director
4302 Liddon Street
Marianna, Florida 32446
Telephone: (850) 482-9958
Fax: (850) 482-9960
Email:
Web: www.jcsb.org
Number of schools: 15 (5 elementary, 6 middle, 4 high)
Total student population: 6,794
Average meals served daily: 6,772
Food distribution system: U.S. Foodservice and Adams Produce, once per week
Interested in purchasing:

Green beans
Collard greens
Sweet potatoes


Lee County Schools
Kay Johnson, Food Supervisor
2855 Colonial Boulevard
Fort Myers, Florida 33966
Phone: (239) 461-8433
Fax: (239) 337-8670
Email:
Number of schools: 76 (46 elementary, 16 middle, 14 high)
Total student population: 80,000
Average meals served daily: 54,000
Food distribution system: U.S. Foods, weekly delivery; Freshpoint Produce, weekly delivery.
Interested in purchasing:

All Available
Lettuce
Tomatoes
Cucumbers
Oranges
Apples
Tangerines
Carrots
Bananas


Leon County Schools
Tim Tankersley, Director, Nutrition Services
3397 West Tharpe Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32303
Phone: (850) 488-7426
Fax: (850) 487-6702
Email:
Number of schools: 43 (29 elementary, 8 middle, 6 high)
Total student population: 32,500
Average meals served daily: 16,000
Food distribution system: U.S. Foods
Interested in purchasing:

All Fruits and Vegetables


Leon County - Florida State University School
Linda Searight, Food Services Director
3000 Schoolhouse Road
Tallahassee, Florida 32311
Phone: (850) 245-3865
Fax: (850) 245-3913
Email:
Number of schools: 1 (K-12)
Total student population: 1,605
Average meals served daily: 650
Food distribution system: U.S. Food Service, IJ Company.
Interested in purchasing:

Anything


Marion County Schools
April Liles, School Food Service Coordinator
1239 N.W. Fourth Street
Ocala, Florida 34425
Phone: (352) 671-4192
Fax: (352) 671-7270
Email:
Number of schools: 55 (30 elementary, 17 middle, 8 high)
Total student population: 42,000
Average meals served daily: 32,000
Food distribution system: Fresh Point Gainesville Produce, twice weekly delivery.
Interested in purchasing:

Anything


Miami-Dade County Schools
Carol Chong, Director, Food and Menu Management
7042 West Flagler Street
Miami, Florida 33144
Phone: (786) 275-0446
Fax: (786) 275-0841
Email:
Number of schools: 392 (212 elementary, 103 middle, 61 high, 16 other)
Total student population: 347,774
Average meals served daily: 297,497
Food distribution system: U.S. Food, weekly delivery; Produce Connection, once or twice weekly delivery.
Interested in purchasing:

Not specified


Okeechobee County Schools
Michelle Perkins, School Food Service Supervisor
3150 N.W. 10th Terrace
Okeechobee, Florida 34972
Phone: (863) 462-5148
Fax: (863) 462-5149
Email: or
Number of schools: 10 (1 K-12, 5 elementary, 2 middle, 2 high)
Total student population: 6,900
Average meals served daily: 4,800
Food distribution system: U.S. Food Service, weekly delivery; Power Buying Group.
Interested in purchasing:

Tomatoes
Cucumbers
Lettuce, Mixes
Oranges
Tangerines
Carrots
Celery
Melons
Onions
Scallions
Squash
Zucchini


Orange County Public Schools
Patrick McCarty, FNS Area Manager
6501 Magic Way
Orlando, Florida 32809
Phone: (407) 317-3799 x5155
Fax: (407) 317-3951
Email:
Web: www.ocps.net
Number of schools: 173 (122 elementary, 33 middle, 18 high)
Total student population: 174,923
Average meals served daily: 126,000
Food distribution system: U.S. Foodservice, Power Buy Group, Todd’s Produce: 1 or 2 deliveries weekly
Interested in purchasing:

Apples
Bananas
Broccoli
Carrots
Cucumbers
Grapes
Oranges


Osceola County Schools
Deborah Brintley, Nutrition Specialist
817 Bill Beck Boulevard
Kissimmee, Florida 34744
Phone: (407) 870-4678
Fax: (407) 870-4628
Email:
Number of schools: 47 (29 elementary, 9 middle, 9 high)
Total student population:
Average meals served daily: 33,000
Food distribution system: U.S. Foods-Power Buying Group; C&K Produce, twice weekly delivery.
Interested in purchasing:

Oranges
Strawberries


Palm Beach County Schools
Fran Hickman, Commodity and Inventory Accounting Specialist
3661 Interstate parkway Road North, Suite 100
Riviera Beach, Florida 33404
Phone: (561) 383-2019
Fax: (561) 382-2043
Email:
Number of schools:
Total student population: 175,000
Average meals served daily: 128,000
Food distribution system: SYSCO Southeast, weekly delivery.
Interested in purchasing:

Various Products


Pinellas County Schools
Phyllis Marckese, Food Distribution Coordinator
1111 South Belcher Road
Largo, Florida 33713
Phone: (727) 547-7293
Fax: (727) 547-7267
Email:
Number of schools: 58 (18 elementary, 23 middle, 17 high)
Total student population: 104,000
Average meals served daily: 51,000
Food distribution system: U.S. Food, weekly delivery; Bliss Produce, weekly delivery.
Interested in purchasing:

Any Available in price range: 0c – 20c per ˝ c serv


Polk County Public Schools
Susan Ehrhart, Program Specialist
P.O. Box 391
Bartow, Florida 33830
Phone: (863) 533-6083
Fax: (863) 533-6083
Email:
Web: www.polk-fl.net
Number of schools: 115 (75 elementary, 20 middle, 20 high)
Total student population: 90,000
Average meals served daily: 56,000
Food distribution system: Goddard Produce, C&K Produce & Bliss Produce, twice weekly deliveries each.
Interested in purchasing:

Strawberries
Citrus


Putnam County Schools
Karen Swartout, School Food Services Director
200 South Seventh Street, Room 26
Palatka, Florida 32117
Phone: (386) 329-0524
Fax: (386) 312-4905
Email:
Number of schools: 20 (13 elementary, 4 middle, 3 high)
Total student population: 11,493
Average meals served daily: 13,678
Food distribution system: U.S. Food Service, weekly delivery; North Florida Buying Group.
Interested in purchasing:

Strawberries
Tomatoes
Greens
Potatoes


Sarasota County Schools
Beverly L. Girard, Director Food and Nutrition
1960 Landings Boulevard
Sarasota, Florida 34231
Phone: (941) 486-2199
Fax: (941) 486-2021
Email:
Web: www.sarasota.k12.fl.us
Number of schools: 44 (24 elementary, 9 middle, 11 high)
Total student population: 44,000
Average meals served daily: 30,000
Food distribution system: Cisco
Interested in purchasing:

Anything that is available


St. Johns County Schools
Elizabeth Binninger, School Food Services Director
10 Hildreth Drive
St. Augustine, Florida 32084
Phone: (904) 547-3961
Fax: (904) 547-3942
Email:
Number of schools: 32 (17 elementary, 6 middle, 6 ITS, 1 K-8, 1 tech high, 1 something else)
Total student population: 28,000
Average meals served daily: 10,000
Food distribution system: U.S. Foods, weekly delivery; Power Buying Group.
Interested in purchasing:

Lettuce, Shredded
Lettuce, Romaine
Strawberries
Oranges
Carrots, Baby
Tomatoes, Grape
Tomatoes, Cherry
Tomatoes, Medium
More


Union County Schools
Betsy Whitehead, School Food Services Supervisor
55 S.W. Sixth Street
Lake Butler, Florida 32054
Phone: (386) 496-2045 ext 234
Fax: (386) 496-4805
Email:
Number of schools: 3 (1 elementary, 1 middle, 1 high)
Total student population: 2,350
Average meals served daily: 1,981
Food distribution system: U.S. Food Service, weekly delivery; North Florida Buyer Group.
Interested in purchasing:

Cucumbers
Corn, Baby
Lettuce, Shredded
Lettuce, Diced
Tomatoes
Carrots
Cabbage, Green


Boston Avenue Charter School (Volusia and Flagler Counties)
Vivian Swartz, Food Service Coordinator
340 North Boston Avenue
Deland, Florida 32724
Phone: (386) 624-6984
Fax: (386) 734-5617
Email:
Web: www.bostonave.org
Number of schools: 2 (1 elementary, 1 K-12)
Total student population: 400
Average meals served daily: 260
Food distribution system: U.S. Foodservice, 1-2 times a week
Interested in purchasing:

Anything that is available.

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