Stay connected and informed year-round. Find people and resources to start or keep your farm-to-school program going strong.
Farm-to-school 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.
See examples of the many ways to get involved in farm-to-school initiatives.
A free program for schools to connect local and in-season foods to the school cafeteria, classroom and community.
October is National Farm to School Month, a time to celebrate connections all over the country between schools and local food.
Let's work together to maintain the existing gardens and plant a hundred more.
These curricula will help make those connections for all ages and in many different subjects.
The tools on this page will help you achieve your health and wellness goals for your school.
Plug into the Minnesota Farm to School Network
Monthly farm-to-school technical assistance office hours
What: Join members from the Minnesota Farm to School Leadership Team and other farm-to-school and early care stakeholders each month to discuss and find answers to your questions related to local foods and making farm-to-school and early care successful in your community.
Who: Anyone with questions related to farm to school and farm to early care. All are welcome – farmers, school nutrition professionals, early care providers, parents, teachers, distributors, gardeners, local public health professionals, extension educators, and any other farm-to-school and early care advocates.
When: The second Wednesday of the month from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. If these times don’t work for you, you can submit your questions here.
Register: Join us online via Zoom. Register once and you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining each monthly meeting.
Reviewed in 2022