What is Organic Food?
Organic foods are grown without the use of pesticides. The term “organic” refers to food items that are prepared according to the norms set by an organic certifying body (USDA). On an overall basis, organic food is food prepared and processed without using any chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or chemical preservatives. At The Orchard School, we believe that growing, eating and serving organic food is not only beneficial, but environmentally responsible.
We strive to serve only certified organic food that is prepared daily in our onsite kitchen. Meals and snacks include a variety of fruits, vegetables, meats and grains that encourage children to acquire a lifelong appreciation for healthy eating. We track dozens of food allergens, intolerances and family preferences for parents to make informed decisions about their child’s nutrition.