What is Farm to School?

Farm to school connects children to local agriculture through:

Procurement: Using locally grown foods in meals, snacks and Child Nutrition Programs like the National School Lunch Program. Our network uses the commonwealth of Pennsylvania as our definition of local.

School Gardens: Helping educators and students grow their own food.

Hands-On Learning: Providing experiential education through farm field trips, cooking in the classroom and more.

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Farm to School in Action

Farm to school activities are broad in scope and diverse. See below for examples of farm to school in action, featuring STEP Head Start in Williamsport and Deer Lakes School District in Western Pennsylvania. We’d love to highlight your farm to school story, too! Please use the below form to tell us what farm to school looks like in your community.