Establishing a Farm-to-School Program

Establishing a Farm-to-School Program

A Model School Board Resolution

Farm-to-school programs connect schools with regional or local farms, offering a variety of benefits to everyone involved. Programs typically include creating farm-fresh salad bars and serving local foods in the cafeteria; introducing educational opportunities such as planting school gardens, cooking demonstrations, and farm tours; and establishing waste management programs, like composting. The programs also provide a new market for local farmers in the area, and mitigate the environmental impacts of transporting food long distances.

Download our model school board resolution supporting a farm-to-school program, and contact us for assistance tailoring it to your community’s needs.