Farm To School

October is Farm to School Month! Join in on the fun!

What is Farm to School?

Farm to school empowers children and their families to make informed food choices while strengthening the local economy and contributing to vibrant communities.

Farm to school enriches the connection communities have with fresh, healthy food and local food producers by changing food purchasing and education practices at schools and education sites.

Core Elements of Farm to School


Local foods are purchased, promoted and served in the cafeteria or as a snack or taste-test.

If you are an agricultural producer or school nutrition staff, click here to contact us & learn more.

school gardens

Students engage in hands-on learning through gardening.

If you are a parent, teacher, or administrator interested in school gardens, click here to learn more.


Students participate in education activities related to agriculture, food, health or nutrition.

To access educational materials for classrooms or home, view our Elementary or Middle/High resources.

Partners In This Work