October is National Farm to School Month, a time to celebrate connections happening all over the country between schools and local food!
According to the National Farm to School Network, “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 preschools. Farm to school is reaching millions of students in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. In addition to improving child health, when schools buy local, they create new markets for local and regional farmers and contribute to vibrant communities, a win-win-win scenario!”
Whether you are a food service professional, a farmer, a teacher or a food-loving family, there are plenty of ways to celebrate National Farm to School Month! Learn more about National Farm to School Month, farm to school projects in your community, and how you can get involved by visiting the National Farm to School Network’s website, farmtoschool.org.