We encourage you to reference The National Farm to School Network’s (NFSN) comprehensive farm to school database and the US Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Services (USDA FNS) Office of Community Food Systems’ resource list as well.
Use this curated list of resources to help you celebrate National Farm to School Month in October.
This program, developed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and Project PA (Penn State University), promotes a local agricultural product each month.
Use these Activity Guides to support your educational activities in the classroom and cafeteria when celebrating the local agricultural product each month.
Penn State PRO Wellness puts together resources on an annual basis to help schools celebrate apples in the fall and greens in the spring.
This chart from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture is a visual guide to which products are in season when.
These fact sheets provide background information on farm to school and related systems.
Project PA has been supporting farm to school and creating resources for school food service personnel for more than a decade.
This report outlines emerging strategies to support farm to ECE in Pennsylvania.
The Food Trust’s multicultural collection of farm to ECE books highlights children’s books that feature characters from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, many of which are authored by writers of color.
ECE sites participating in farm to ECE activities receive a bonus point in the Keystone STARS system. Learn more through this tip sheet from the Pennsylvania Key.
This assessment includes a Farm to ECE module.
Contact your local county extension office for gardening information and support.
SNAP-Ed provides nutrition education and policy, systems, and environmental change across PA, including farm to school. Find a provider near you.
The Food Trust developed a racial equity framework to support farm to ECE work.
Read the summary of the PA Go NAPSAAC grant, which helped build capacity for ECE sites to incorporate farm to school activities.
Ready to take another step in advocating for farm to school in the Farm Bill? Use this toolkit to learn how you can submit public input to the House Committee on Agriculture and use the provided social media and newsletter assets to share this opportunity with your community!