• Did you know WCSD6 participates in the national Farm to School program?


    Farm to School is a national movement which connects schools and local farmers in order to serve healthy meals; provide agricultural, health, and nutrition education; and support the local economy.


    Currently, almost 100% of our school lunch meals are created from scratch in our Central Production Kitchen and approximately 25% of our food purchases are from local Colorado producers.

About the process

  • Farmer

    Step 1

    Colorado producers grow fruits and vegetables and raise cattle and chicken.

    Money exchanging hands

    Step 2

    D6 Nutrition Services produces fresh produce and meat from producers. 

    Kitchen tools

    Step 3

    D6 Nutrition Services delivers food to schools and serves students

    Delivery truck

    Step 4

    D6 Nutrition Services delivers food to schools and serves students.

    Food items on plate

    Step 5

    D6 students enjoy healthy, delicious meals and grow and learn to their full potential!

  • Our local producers, donors, and sponsors

Why eat local?

Interested in starting a Farm to School program in your own community?

  • Local resources


    Colorado Department of Education Farm to School and Summer


    Colorado Farm to School Project - Colorado Farm to School supports the development of regional farm-to-school networks across the state. Their objectives include:

    • Increasing awareness of both schools and producers of existing opportunities for partnership.
    • Dissemination of marketing tools and resources.
    • Assessment of primary policy and regulatory opportunities and barriers for farm to school.
    • Development of missing physical infrastructure to support local food production.
    • Supporting technical assistance to schools and producers to develop customized processes that further farm to school efforts.


    LiveWell Colorado Farm to School - As the Colorado Core Partner for the National Farm to School Network, LiveWell Colorado supports farm to school and farm to early care and education efforts in Colorado while serving as a liaison for information, resources, needs, and opportunities.


    The National Farm to School Program Colorado - NFSN supplies Colorado educators and nutrition staff with applicable Farm to School resources, policies, and shared experiences.