Cold Spring School has partnered with Locally Grown Kids to provide a secure, fast, and easy-to-use online ordering system that allows you to view our lunch menu, order, prepay and manage student lunches from your smartphone, tablet or computer.
Registration and Ordering will be Open on August 1st!
Click Create an Account; Password is: CSS1
Enter information and click Submit
Enter information for your students, Add Profile. Repeat for any additional students.
Click I’m Done and Sign In
Sign In - no need to create a new account
Update Profile(s) - click on profile name, add new information for the new school year & click “update profile”
To Delete Profile - If a profile is no longer needed, click on profile name & click “remove profile”
PROGRAM INFORMATION (also available online once you are logged in to your account)
FOOD & POLICY QUESTIONS (Food questions/concerns including menu offerings, Missed/Late Orders, Credits, Changes/Cancellations): email LocallyGrownKids@gmail.com or call 805-895-5508 and we’ll get back to you right away.
TECHNICAL SUPPORT (help navigating the site): email firstname.lastname@example.org
PAYMENT INFORMATION The program accepts payment by Debit Card or Credit Card: Visa, MasterCard & Discover.
Be sure to proceed to checkout and process your payment. Orders that are left in the shopping cart will NOT be processed and your student(s) will not be included in the lunch service.
Ordering for more than 1 person? Please be sure to add all items for your student(s) into the shopping cart BEFORE checking-out!
Thank you for participating in our school lunch program!
Welcome to Locally Grown Kids! We hope you had a wonderful summer and were able to enjoy some time off despite these turbulent times. We are a small, local company dedicated to serving kids the very best in high quality lunches, and our small size and local ownership allows us the flexibility to survive the complexities of COVID-19. Our goal is to change the way kids eat by providing healthy meals that are absolutely delicious and we won’t let this virus stop us! Our founder is a trained chef and an advocate for eating organic and locally sourced food. More importantly, he is a father of four kids who use this program every day. We are a small, specialized company dedicated to this single objective. Our menu is large, with tons of options, and our food is top notch. In addition to our excellent food, we are enormously proud of our superb customer service, our timely deliveries, and our user-friendly ordering platform. This year will be quite different because of COVID-19. In the kitchen, our cooks will be following all of the increased safety precautions and our delivery staff will simply drop the meals rather than handing them out. Our menu will be smaller than previous semesters as a result of food chain disturbances and in order to allow us to pivot quickly in the event of school schedule changes.
Our program is different from any other hot lunch program that exists. Instead of a minimal rotating menu that often leaves kids or faculty without any options that satisfy them, we offer a restaurant-style menu, where every item is available every single day. Our goal is always to make the menu exciting for everyone by offering a wide enough variety to entice even the pickiest child, while tempting the adult educator with a discerning palate.
We live in an amazing area here on the central coast where some of the world’s best ingredients are available to us. At Locally Grown Kids, we take full advantage and embrace all that our farms and purveyors have to offer. In addition to the many salads, sandwiches, pastas, fresh meat and fish options we also serve favorites like fried chicken, fries and hot dogs. Though these foods come with a bad reputation, they are popular among children and important to parents who struggle to get their children to eat enough lunch at school. We want kids to eat healthy, but we also want kids to eat! Thus, we do our part in creating crowd pleasers in their healthiest form. For example, hot dogs are not the typical variety made with mixed meat preserved with artificial nitrate compounds. Instead, they are 100% natural beef that is both uncured and hormone and antibiotic free. Our chicken is antibiotic free, and we flash fry at an extra hot temperature in order to limit oil absorption and create a lighter and healthier dish. There is always a healthier and more wholesome approach to cooking, whether you’re making buttered noodles, an entrée salad or fries. We always follow that mindset while maintaining a price point that we feel is acceptable to parents and faculty.
We look forward to working with you and please feel free to email us at LocallyGrownKids@gmail.com or contact our kitchen manager Markus Kirsch at 805-895-5508 with any questions.
Locally Grown Kids