Farm to school happens in cafeterias, classrooms and communities. These practices connect schools with fresh and healthy food grown or raised by Minnesota farmers. Find practical, Minnesota-specific tips on how to start and grow connections for the health of our children and communities.
Apply to pilot Minnesota's new Harvest of the Month (HOTM) program
Are you interested in building your school’s Farm to School programming and could you use some help figuring out how to get started? The Minnesota Departments of Agriculture and Education (MDA, MDE) invite school-based teams to apply to pilot the Minnesota Harvest of the Month (HOTM) program next school year. You will get program materials, recipes, educational resources, technical support and a small stipend of $1,000-$2,000.
Questions? Reach out to Helen Schnoes, MDA Farm to School Lead at Helen.Schnoes@state.mn.us.
Join our pilot, assemble your team, fill out the online application, and turn in by Friday June 4.
These tools and resources will help ensure healthy and safe foods are available in cafeterias across the state.
The tools on this page will help you achieve your health and wellness goals for your school.
These curricula will help make those connections at all ages and in many different subjects.
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See examples of the many ways to get involved in farm to school initiatives.