Support the Keystone Fresh Act!

The Keystone Fresh Act – PA’s Local Food Purchasing Incentive (LFPI) – will provide Pennsylvania family farmers with access to school food markets and increase the volume and variety of PA grown food products in K-12 school meals.

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National Farm to School Month Storytelling Contest

Celebrate National Farm to School (FTS) Month in October by submitting a multimedia farm to school story highlighting your FTS program and activities. Submit your story and share it with your community by September 16, 2024, to be eligible to win some awesome prizes!

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The Monthly Harvest newsletter helps you stay informed about farm to school in PA including funding and professional development opportunities.

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Thank You PA Preferred!

PA Preferred® is Pennsylvania’s statewide branding program for locally produced food and other agricultural products. PA Preferred provides farmers and agribusinesses with a brand identity for the products they grow, harvest, or produce, creating opportunities for Pennsylvanians to easily identify and purchase locally grown and processed items. When buying PA Preferred, consumers are assured they are directly supporting Pennsylvania farmers and building a stronger local economy. Learn more at papreferred.com.

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.

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Thank You PA Preferred!

PA Preferred® is Pennsylvania’s statewide branding program for locally produced food and other agricultural products. PA Preferred provides farmers and agribusinesses with a brand identity for the products they grow, harvest, or produce, creating opportunities for Pennsylvanians to easily identify and purchase locally grown and processed items. When buying PA Preferred, consumers are assured they are directly supporting Pennsylvania farmers and building a stronger local economy. Learn more at papreferred.com

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