Purchasing Local Food
It is important to have a thorough understanding of the requirements and policies that are involved with purchasing local food items.
- Geographic Preference Option for the Procurement of Unprocessed Agricultural Products in Child Nutrition Programs — FINAL RULE SUMMARY
- Geographic Preference Q & A — A USDA memorandum released February 1, 2011. The purpose is to provide questions and answers on the application of the geographic preference option in procurement of unprocessed, locally grown or locally raised agricultural products.”
A School's Guide to Purchasing Washington-Grown Food — Developed in Washington as a resource to clarify rules about how to apply for geographic preference.