Nelson and Pade, Inc.® Donates Lettuce to Area Schools

Jannel-Dunn-delivering-to-Westfield-SchoolsIn celebration of National Farm to School Month, Nelson and Pade, Inc.®, is donating fresh, locally-grown lettuce to the public school districts in Marquette County, WI throughout the month of October. The lettuce is grown in Clear Flow Aquaponic Systems® at Nelson and Pade, Inc.®’s greenhouse facilities in Montello, WI. Aquaponics is a sustainable method of food production that combines fish and vegetables in one integrated, soilless system.  When combined with controlled environment agriculture, aquaponics can be done in any climate, 365 days a year.

CFAS01Farms around the country are embracing the Farm to School concept, which enriches the connection communities have with fresh, healthy food and local food producers by changing food procurement and education practices at schools and preschools. Students gain access to healthy, local foods as well as education opportunities. Farm to School empowers children and their families to make informed food choices while strengthening the local economy and contributing to vibrant communities.

Nelson and Pade, Inc.® is proud to celebrate National Farm to School Month by sharing their fresh lettuce – grown without pesticides, herbicides or chemicals – with the 8 public schools located in the Marquette County school districts.  Students, teachers and administrators have expressed their sincere pleasure in receiving this high-quality, locally-grown lettuce to be served in the school lunch program. The lettuce grown at Nelson and Pade, Inc.® is produced year ‘round and is available at their onsite farm stand as well as local grocery stores and restaurants.

Nelson and Pade, Inc.® helps people get started and become successful in aquaponic food production by providing training, proven systems and long-term grower support.  To date, people from 80 countries and all 50 states have traveled to Montello to attend Nelson and Pade, Inc.®’s 3-day Aquaponics Master Class™.

For more information on Nelson and Pade, Inc.® and aquaponic food production, visit: or call 608-297-8708.  Farm stand details: Nelson and Pade, Inc.® W3731 State Hwy 23, Montello, WI 53949, M-F 8am-5pm

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For more information or to request photos, contact Rebecca Nelson, Nelson and Pade, Inc.®, 608-297-8708,