On Iowa Local Food Day, participating K-12 school districts in Iowa will be serving menus featuring Iowa local ingredients. To participate schools must serve at least 2 items (dishes for breakfast or lunch) with primarily locally sourced items. This includes meat and dairy (excluding milk). Participation can be 1 school or all schools within a district.
The Menu (sample)
For Iowa Local Food Day, participating K-12 school districts in Iowa will be serving menus featuring Iowa local ingredients. To participate schools must serve at least 2 items (dishes for breakfast or lunch) with primarily locally sourced items. This does include meat and dairy as well (excluding milk). Participation can be 1 school or all schools within your district.
The core menu will include a Iowa corn muffin and veggie bake for breakfast. Lunch will include a Pulled Pork Sandwich, Roasted Vegetables, Iowa Coleslaw, and Local Fresh fruit.
Use any of the menus or recipes provided or create your own! Have a recipe you want to share? Contact us.
See below for more additional recipe options.
Breakfast bake w/local veggies
Iowa corn muffin
Iowa local fruit (such as apple)
Fresh Fruit options
In addition to Iowa apples, search out local watermelon or cantaloupe.
Roasted vegetables to create a medley mix
Local potato wedges
Pulled pork sandwich made with locally sourced pork
Sloppy joe made with locally sourced beef
Coleslaw made with green and red cabbage
Black beans and rice dish
Orange glazed carrots and squash
Frozen Iowa sweet corn
Farm to school enriches the connection communities have with fresh, healthy food and local food producers by changing food purchasing and education practices at schools and early care and education settings.
Iowa Local Food Day will require participation and support from all parts of the community. As a school food service director or administrator, as a local farmer and of course as a volunteer or parent. Please let us know how you would like to get involved.
commit as a school participant
Commit to serve local food October 11th for breakfast or lunch and join the farm to school movement in Iowa.
Volunteer in your school
Volunteer in your school with meal prep or in the lunch line or join your kids for lunch and celebrate with them.
become a school vendor
Are you interested in becoming a vendor for your school district? Here is more information about the next steps.