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Posted: Sunday, May 13, 2012 9:15 am

Kalispell Public Schools’ food service program is moving to source food locally and is saving money by doing so.

The 2,000 hamburgers served weekly to Kalispell students now come from beef raised on Kalispell and Polson cattle ranches. Previously, the beef patties were nationally sourced.

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          Welcome to the discussion.

          9 comments:

          • mtmama2011 posted at 4:58 pm on Mon, May 14, 2012.

            mtmama2011 Posts: 83

            There is no reason why 'fresh food' like meat, dairy, fruits & veggies should be trucked in from other areas if it is available locally. I do commend the schools for buying locally, but why has it taken so long to do so?

             
          • Partyer posted at 8:03 am on Mon, May 14, 2012.

            Partyer Posts: 685

            Yeah even the local cattle are pleased with this plan. LOL
            Doesn't it just make sense to use locally grown food whenever possible? Duh.

             
          • Hookano posted at 5:49 am on Mon, May 14, 2012.

            Hookano Posts: 38

            I try to make every meal I can with food from local sources. You would be amazed at how easy it is. I know where my food is coming from, and how it is grown. I am also helping the local economy. Try it...PLEASE!

             
          • griz99 posted at 10:20 pm on Sun, May 13, 2012.

            griz99 Posts: 13

            Supporting local business, providing a higher quality food product, AND saving money?! LOVE this!

             
          • Strider posted at 2:51 pm on Sun, May 13, 2012.

            Strider Posts: 433

            Even if it were to cost slightly more, it would be a GREAT idea.

             
          • whiney posted at 1:15 pm on Sun, May 13, 2012.

            whiney Posts: 5

            what great news! our local economy, schoolkids, ranchers, and yes, even montana cattle, will all benefit from this plan. i'd love to see this idea replicated across the country.

             
          • blue_bullet posted at 11:48 am on Sun, May 13, 2012.

            blue_bullet Posts: 22

            Nice to read some good news. Montague and Wheeler keep up to good work. I like keeping things closer to home so they help the local economy and perhaps provide better control of programs. Go on the bakery front as well. We have the wheat in Montana as well as the beef.

             
          • 5thgenMT posted at 11:19 am on Sun, May 13, 2012.

            5thgenMT Posts: 39

            One word - AWESOME !!!!!!!

             
          • treasurestate posted at 10:06 am on Sun, May 13, 2012.

            treasurestate Posts: 41

            Jenny! You're doing a TERRIFIC job! thanks for coming back to the valley and working on this for our kids! (Your parents must be so proud!)

             

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