Florida farmers feed students a fresh new menu
Posted on 03/09/2021
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The OCPS Food and Nutrition Services team introduced a new menu that features fresh produce, fruit, grain, milk and beef from Florida farmers.


The new Florida Day Menu includes:

Miami Beef Burger on a Florida bun

Local hydroponic Romaine leaf lettuce (featured as a Chef salad)

Red Roasted Potatoes

Tomato & Cucumber Salad

Strawberries and Tangerines



The initiative supports and stimulates the local economy; provides students a fresher product when purchased closer to home and reduces the district’s carbon footprint. The district’s food service program continues to prepare fresh from the farm produce by creating recipes for slicing, cooking and serving directly from our school kitchens. The Florida Department of Agriculture connects OCPS Food and Nutrition Services with local farmers. 


Video download available (please contact our offices) including interviews with: 

Angelus Murphy – Conway Elementary School 5th grader

Lora Gilbert – Senior Director, Food and Nutrition Services 


(For more information, please contact Media Relations at 407.317.3458 or [email protected] )