From: Rhodes, Jenna D <JennaRhodes@uams.edu>
Date: Wed, Jan 17, 2018 at 1:33 PM
Subject: School District looking for local growers and producers!
Farmers – Please see the email below. DeSoto County Schools in eastern Arkansas is looking for local growers and producers to purchase from. If you are interested please contact Brenda Williams using her contact info below.
I hope you are staying warm in these blistering cold temperatures. I have been working with DeSoto County Schools to help connect more students to healthy, local fresh fruits & vegetables. Do you know of any local growers that are located in the West Memphis, AR area that maybe interested in providing fresh produce to DeSoto County Schools? Their office is located in Hernando, MS. I had a meeting last week with their director of child nutrition and she is interested in buying from local growers and expanding their Farm-to-School program.
Our goal is to identify a grower to sell produce to the schools prior to the end of the 2017-2018 school year.
If you have any questions, please give me a call.
Brenda Williams, Healthy Foods Coordinator
Memphis, TN 38103-4717
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