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Farm to School Month

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What is farm to school month?

In Minnesota, we celebrate this month in October by inviting students, their families and their communities to crunch into fresh seasonal food, grown on local farms. It’s also a time to share gratitude with those who make Farm to School possible including farmers, educators, nutrition professionals, and community connectors. 

Share your story

Whether you’re a school district or a family, no celebration is too small! 

We want to track and amplify the stories of how Farm to School + ECE Month activities across Minnesota are celebrating  Farm to School. 

Please fill out this form to share your story!

Explore our activities for Farm to School + ECE Month!

Sign up and be counted!
A group of seven elementary students smile while they eat apples and their school lunch in the cafeteria.
Twelve squares of local foods that will be celebrated in Harvest of the month
A school lunch tray with a meal that includes a hotdog, corn on the cob, snap peas, fresh strawberries and lowfat milk.

Celebrate all month

There are a variety of ways you can participate in Farm to School + ECE this year. Register to let us know how and when you’re planning to celebrate and to receive updates of opportunities. Here are a few ways you might celebrate:


Contact Jackie Billhymer at billh002@umn.edu with any questions!

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