About the Beef
The School District has also been purchasing its own, locally sourced cows to bring in the best and freshest options to students. These cows, sourced from a local -area ranch, are all 100% grass-fed and finished cows who were humanely raised.
This great new program allows the school district to “own our own herd” as well as have full control over its beef supply, guaranteeing fresher beef options on the menu. Working with Sunnyside Meats for humane and local processing, these options add to the high-quality, made from scratch, locally sourced options you find throughout the District’s nutritional and delicious school meal options, which include both breakfast and lunch options, and unlimited salad bars at our schools.
About Nutrition Services
Durango School District 9-R is well-known for its innovative, healthy and delicious school meal program. As examples:
- The District has the Farm-to-School program since 2006, working with local farmers and ranchers to put the best, local fresh produce and meats on the tables for students.
- Our Nutrition Services received a grant to bring new salad bars to our all the schools, bringing fresh local fruits and vegetables to an unlimited salad bar option in all schools.
- We’ve launched our distribution center, a first of its kind in the region, making Farm-to-School options more easily available to surrounding, rural school districts.
- In partnership with the Durango High School DECA/Marketing class, the Nutrition Services Department launched grab-n-go breakfasts and lunches at its Demon Deli.
See the spreadsheet below to see all the gift box options. You can purchase your box by contacting the District at (970) 247-5411 or [email protected]. These will be ready for pick up before the holiday break!