This year we are transitioning our Harvest of the Month program to have a seasonal focus, rather than monthly — giving food service providers more flexibility in sourcing … Read More →
FARM TO SCHOOL
Farm to School enriches the connection students and schools have with fresh, nutritious foods and local agriculture by providing youth education and one-on-one food service assistance to facilitate change in institutional purchasing and educational practices at schools.
Harvest of the Month
Every season brings new flavors to explore and celebrate! Our Harvest of the Month campaign engages school cafeterias and classrooms (as well as in hospitals, colleges, and senior centers) in these celebrations by highlighting the deliciousness of locally grown fruits and vegetables. The program exposes eaters to new produce while supporting local farmers in finding new markets for their crops. It also creates opportunities for food service to showcase their commitment to serving locally grown food. By providing promotional materials, one-on-one assistance, seasonal inspiration, and lesson ideas we make it easy for fresh fruits and veggies to shine.
A thriving Farm to School culture supports health-related outcomes for students and empowers youth to think critically about the food they eat. Repeated exposure through taste tests, school gardens, and lessons in the classroom leads to greater environmental awareness and an increased willingness to try fruits and vegetables. Whether you are looking for local food system education in your classroom or want to make a taste test at your school lunch extra special, our team of educators can help you bring the farm to your school.