Hopkinton Public Schools

CONTACT INFORMATION

Kevin Welch

(508) 417-9394

welchk@whitsons.com

MEAL PRICING

Regular Lunch - Elem. $2.50
Regular Lunch - Sec. $2.75
Premium Lunch $3.25
Adult Lunch $3.50
Breakfast $1.50
Reduced Lunch $0.40
Reduced Breakfast $0.30
Milk $0.50

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Whitsons Enhances Farm-to-School Initiatives

Local Food Sourcing and Nutrition Education Engage Children in Healthy Eating...  Read More

Healthy Option for Hopkinton Students

Whitsons' School Nutrition program is featured in this month's edition of the...  Read More

Guest Chef Day at Edward Hopkins Elementary School

Guest Chef Day at Edward Hopkins Elementary School was as big hit! Chef Hurley and...  Read More

Whitsons School Meals

Take a look at the Whitsons School Meals video featuring Registered Dietitian and...  Read More

Lilly and Her Lunch: A Whitsons Fan

Whitsons has fans! A talented graduating senior at Lexington High School was such...  Read More

Foods for Eye Health

Eating healthy to maintain your normal body functions is always at the top of the...  Read More

April, 11th, 2017

Registered Dietitian vs. Nutritionist

The difference between a registered dietitian and a nutritionist often come up in...  Read More

March, 20th, 2017

Blueberry and Oatmeal Muffins

Need an idea for a healthy breakfast or even a snack? This Blueberry Oatmeal...  Read More

March, 16th, 2017

National School Breakfast Week (March 6th-10th)

This week is National School Breakfast Week, a national campaign that serves as a...  Read More

March, 6th, 2017

Putting Your Best Fork Forward

Happy National Nutrition Month! Here at Whitsons we are excited to celebrate the...  Read More

March, 2nd, 2017

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Local Purchasing

Ingredient Sourcing Emphasizing Local Product Providers

Local purchasing is an important part of our overall purchasing strategy and we therefore partner with local farms and vendors whenever possible. We believe it is important to provide local produce, dairy and other main meal components for increased quality and freshness, and to support our local economies.

We require all our vendors to adhere to the same strict quality guidelines as our regional and national suppliers. One requirement is that farms follow Good Agricultural Practices (GAP), including approved testing of their water quality and irrigation process. We also have safety and packaging expectations that must be in place to ensure that quality and integrity of all products are maintained, as well as HACCP plans, lot traceability, full ingredient and allergen disclosure and satisfactory third party audit results.

Our policy is to source locally whenever available and in season. We currently source an average of 52% of our product mix locally, either through our distributors or by developing partnerships directly with local vendors. Some of the core items sourced locally include produce, dairy, fresh bakery items, juices, water, coffee, pizza dough, beef and poultry, seafood, dressings, pastas and snacks.

Local Massachusetts Farms

We currently source local produce from the following Massachusetts farms when product is available and in season:

  • Chamutka Farm, Conway, MA
  • Ciesluk Farm, South Deerfield, MA
  • Enterprise Farm, Whately, MA
  • Fairview Farm, Whately, MA
  • Four Rex Farm, Hadley, MA
  • Gabriel Farm, Montague, MA
  • Gardner Farm, Montague, MA
  • Harvest Farm, Whately, MA
  • Jamie Bagdon Farm, Sunderland, MA
  • John Bagdon Farm, Sunderland, MA
  • Long Plain Farm, Whately, MA
  • Pepin Farm, Easthampton, MA
  • Scott Tree Farm, Sunderland, MA
  • Telega Farm, Sunderland, MA
  • Twin Oaks Farm, Hadley, MA
  • Warner Farm, Sunderland, MA
  • Wendoloski Farm, Hatfield, MA
  • White Oak Farm, Warren, ME
  • Zuchowski Farm, Hadley, MA
  • Zygmont Farm, Hadley, MA