Our Mission: to root the farm-to-school movement into our cafeterias, classrooms, and learning gardens.
Our Vision: to graduate young citizens empowered to use their sustainability and food justice education to improve the health and wellness of themselves, their communities, and the environment.
Our Four Prong Approach: school gardens, local procurement, agricultural education, community involvement.
From student health and academic achievement, to job creation and family engagement, the benefits of farm to school activities are far reaching – and well documented! Read the report:
Benefits Fact Sheet
FES Learning Garden
FMS Raised Beds
FMS Courtyard Greenhouse
Boiling Sap from school Sugar Maples
Maine Ag in the Classroom book reading at FES
Making apple cider from FHS Orchard apples.
FES Lobby during March Nutrition Month
All hands to the hoop house. A school community effort!
Purchases of fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy, beef, poultry, fish from local farms, fishers, and processors such as Little Ridge Farm, Fresh Start Farms, Sweetser's Orchard, Archer Angus, Maine Family Farms, Oakhurst Dairy, Backyard Farms, Northern Girl, Crown O'Maine, Merrill Seafood, Bowden Egg Farm, Wealdon Farm, Spear Farm, Pineland Farm.