Our Farm to School program provides high-quality, locally sourced ingredients from across the state of California.
Without these farmers and providers, our students would not have access to the outstanding food they enjoy everyday.
Highland Orchard, Inc.
Highland Orchard, located in Penryn, CA is home to a nearly perfect climate for growing delicious citrus thanks to the balance of hot days and wonderfully cool nights in addition to the soft, sweet water produced from Sierra Mountains snow melt.
Highland Orchard provides the Owari Satsuma Mandarin for The Central Kitchen, with peak season between mid-November through mid-January. These seedless mandarins have an easy-to-peel skin and are deliciously sweet. Picked just the day before delivery, these are the sweetest mandarins you will ever taste!
Stillwater Orchards has been located in the Sacramento River Delta region since 1860. Stillwater Orchards, is a grower, packer, and shipper of fresh pears, apples, kiwifruit, and cherries. Stillwater Orchards is known for growing some of the most flavorful and highest quality pears. Grown in the rich soils of the Sacramento River Delta, this family farm has a commitment to growing and caring for the fruit and the land, and serving some of the most delicious fruit available.
“We are so grateful to be able to supply a nutritious, wholesome and delicious piece of fruit for Sacramento school children to enjoy.”
– Richard Elliot, Sr., owner, Stillwater Orchards
Six O’Clock Farm
West Sacramento, CA
Six O’Clock Farm is an urban farm located in West Sacramento. They are certified organic and supply their organic heirloom tomatoes and cucumber varieties featured throughout our school salad bars.
Locally grown, and using only premium ingredients from the heart of California, La Tapatia has been producing authentic, delicious Mexican food products for over 50 years. Their incredible tortillas can be found on our menus featured in our wraps and burritos.
Fresh Innovations & Prize Slice
Located in Stockton, Fresh Innovation’s mission is to provide great tasting and convenient ways to eat fresh. Their sliced apples are offered throughout our menus, including on salad bars, in our pre-packed supper meals and in our breakfast bars!
FatCat blends their passion for the finest all-natural ingredients with their commitment to sourcing local ingredients often from within a 50-mile radius of Sacramento. FatCat supports our menu through product offerings of cornbread, scones, and other baked goods.
“Partnering with a fantastic organization like SCUSD has only strengthened our core belief that school lunch should be nutritious, delicious and free.”
– Erik Finnerty, CEO & Founder, FatCat Bakery