Farm to School Lunch Program

We partner with the Wood River Sustainability Center (WRSC) and the Local Food Alliance to offer an affordable and fresh Farm to School Lunch daily.


“The fresh lunches served by Wood River Sustainability Center not only changed my daughter’s perception of school lunch but have broadened her overall culinary horizons. Inez was a ‘pasta-n-butter’ kid with a typical kid aversion to anything green and entrees involving more than two ingredients. To my amazement, she came home raving about Al’s soups and salads…and I started noticing a subtle shift in her overall willingness to try new things.” ~Nancy Linscott

SMS Farm to School Lunches Are Fresh & Delicious

SMS is proud to offer the freshest, healthiest school lunches in the Wood River Valley! Launched in January 2015, the SMS Farm to School Lunch program serves up daily meals made with fresh, seasonal, sustainable, non-GMO ingredients from local and regional farms. Lunches are sourced and prepared each day by Wood River Sustainability Center under the director of chef-owner Al McCord. The program is designed for maximum nutritional value, minimal environmental impact, and to align with Syringa’s values of fostering health, community, and environment. Under the guidance of SMS teachers, students harvest fresh vegetables from the SMS school garden and help wash, chop and prepare food for their Farm to School Lunches.

Student Monthly Pricing
Daily Lunch (Mon – Fri): $66.50
Veggie Lunch (Mon & Thur): $24.50
Taco Tuesday (Tuesdays): $14.00
Daily Price: $3.50


What’s Included

A delicious and satisfying entree prepared fresh by a trained chef and served with a salad or fresh fruit. Some entrees come with sourdough bread baked fresh that morning.

On the Menu
Lunches feature wholesome balanced dishes to nourish and sustain students throughout the day. Regular menu items include Grass-fed Beef Chili, Taco Salad, Chicken Pot Pie, Veggie Mac ‘N Cheese, and Tomato Basil Bisque. Click here for the most current menu.

Vegetarian Options
A Vegetarian Plan of meatless meals is available every Monday and Thursday.

To Order
Go to WRSC’s Online Store and click on Shop and then SMS Lunch. Add to your basket and check out. Please plan on ordering for the month as soon as the menu is published at the end of the previous month. Enrollment is not complete for the upcoming month until payment is received.

Financial Assistance
Contact Christi at  to find out more.

BYO Lunch Containers
Participants in our Farm to School Lunch Program bring their own plates, bowls and utensils. To optimize your child’s lunch experience, please consider investing in Kids Konserve’s Rectangle Container with Divider($15.95) for sandwiches and salads, and 12-ounce Insulated Food Jar($16.95) for soups. Kids Konserve products are high quality, safe and leak-proof–and will allow your student to save any leftovers. For 20% off Kids Konserve containers, enter coupon code UKSCHOOLS at checkout.

Contact WRSC’s Al McCord at 208.721.3114 or