What is Farm to School?
“Farm to school partnerships have a proven track record of encouraging kids to eat more healthy foods and creating new market opportunities for the farmers that grow them.”
–Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack
Farm to School initiatives are popping up throughout New York and all over the country – in day care centers, in public and private schools, and in colleges and universities. These programs focus on featuring locally grown, healthy foods in school meals. They often also include other components such as classroom lessons on food and nutrition; visits to farms and farmers’ markets; creation of school gardens, and the support of school-based community supported agriculture (CSA) programs.
The 3 C's of Farm to School
Learn More about Farm to School!
NY State Farm to School Pamphlet
Research Shows Farm to School Works (USDA Fact Sheet)
How Cooperative Extension Professionals Can Support Farm to School Programs
Growing Opportunity For Farm To School
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Last updated July 11, 2022