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Farm to School at Simi Valley Schools

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Harvest of the Month

Our harvest of the month for December is kale.



Previous Harvests


November 2023: Persimmons
Persimmon & Apple Salad

October 2023: Rainbow Carrots
Whole Fresh Baby Rainbow Carrots

September 2023: Pluots
Whole Fresh Pluots


April 2023: Strawberries
Fresh Strawberries

February 2023: Broccoli
Asian Broccoli Slaw

December 2022: Clementines
Whole Fresh Clementines

November 2022: Persimmons
Persimmon & Apple Salad

October 2022: Celery
Ants on a Log

September 2022: Organic Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes
Whole Fresh Organic Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes


August 2021: Watermelon
Melon & Mint Cup

October 2021: Zucchini 
Chilled Zucchini & Parmesan Salad

November 2021: Persimmons
Persimmon & Apple Salad

December 2021: Celery
Ants on a Log

January 2022: Kale
Kale Salad

February 2022: Clementines
Whole Fresh Clementines

March 2022: Strawberries
Whole Fresh Strawberries

April 2022: Cabbage
Fresh Coleslaw

May 2022: Gold Nugget Tangerines
Whole Fresh Gold Nugget Tangerines

Harvest display

Activity and Fact Sheets


Broccoli Coloring Sheet

Broccoli Flyer

Broccoli Newsletter


Cabbage Activity Sheet

Cabbage Facts


Carrot Facts Sheet

Carrot Recipes & Facts

Carrot Coloring Sheet


Celery Coloring Sheet

Celery Dot to Dot

Celery Facts


Fruit Word Search

Clementines Facts

Gold Nugget Tangerines

Gold Nugget Facts

Gold Nugget Recipe


Kale Coloring Sheet

Kale Facts

Organic Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes

Tomato Coloring Sheet

Heirloom Tomato Flyer


Persimmons Coloring Sheet

Persimmons Facts


Pluot Fact Sheet

Fruit Word Search


Strawberry Activity Sheet

Strawberry Facts

Strawberry Recipes


Watermelon Coloring Sheet

Watermelon Facts


Zucchini Coloring Sheet

Zucchini & Summer Squash Facts

Harvest of the Month

Simi Valley Schools and Farm to School

Garden Grove Carrots

Beginning in August 2021, the SVUSD Child Nutrition Department began our Farm to School program offering our Harvest of the Month. Each month, we highlight a locally grown fruit or vegetable and offer it as a choice item in a delicious new recipe for our students to try. Some of these healthy and tasty fruit or vegetable picks may be things our students have never seen before. We hope to give our students the opportunity to expand their culinary horizons and learn about how the foods grown right in their community can taste wonderful, benefit their health and support local growers.

We believe Farm to School programs enrich our community's connection to fresh, healthy food and local food producers by changing food purchasing and education practices to teach about buying and eating local. Farm to School programs can empower children and their families to make informed food choices while strengthening the local economy and contributing to vibrant communities. 

Farm to School programs are a vital way to improve the health and well-being of California schoolchildren through integrated nutrition education and healthy food access. Hundreds of millions of meals are served each year in California schools, and expanding opportunities for local food procurement that is tied to nutrition education is essential for establishing healthy eating habits that children can carry into adulthood. Procurement of more California grown food also supports connecting California's agriculture to California consumers.

Ventura County has a wealth of family owned farms who grow incredible produce that we have made some fantastic recipes from. Check back frequently for updates and pictures from our kitchens!

Pluots Katherine El

Simi Valley Schools would like to thank the following local farms for their support of our students:

Wm. Bolthouse Farms Inc
7200 E. Brundage Lane, Bakersfield, CA 93307

Dulce Berry Farm
1730 East Huneme Rd, Oxnard, CA 93030

Petty Ranch
19867 E Telegraph Rd, Santa Paula, CA 93060

McGrath Family Farm
1012 W Ventura Blvd, Camarillo, CA 93010

Friends Ranch Inc.
15150 Maricopa Hwy, Ojai, CA 93023

King & King Ranch
642 E Guiberson Rd, Fillmore, CA 93015

San Miguel Produce Inc.
600 Hueneme Rd, Oxnard, CA 93033

Pacific Fresh Produce Inc.
2650 Statham Blvd, Oxnard, CA 93033

Oceano Farming Inc.
1850 W Stowell Rd, Santa Maria, CA 93458

Gold Coast Farms
1205 W Craig Dr, Santa Maria, CA 93458

Thank you for the amazing produce you have provided for us! We look forward to more of the delicious fruits and veggies you grow in the future! 

Eat Local
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Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
  1. mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
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