Wednesday, September 30, 2015

October is National Farm to School Month

October is National Farm to School Month! Join us as we celebrate the connections happening all over the country between children and local food. From taste tests in the cafeteria and nutrition education activities in the classroom, to farm visits and school garden harvest parties, schools, preschools, communities and organizations in all 50 states and D.C. will be celebrating this October. 

The National Farm to School Network advocated for the creation of National Farm to School Month and now organizes the annual celebration in partnership with hundreds of partner organizations. National Farm to School Month was designated by Congress in 2010 to demonstrate the growing importance of farm to school programs as a means to improve child nutrition, support local economies and educate children about the origins of food. 

Everyone can celebrate Farm to School Month! Follow the National Farm to School Network on Twitter and Facebook, and read our Farm to School Monthblogs. And, don’t forget to check in with your local school or State Lead to learn how Farm to School Month is being celebrated in your area.

For information about funding opportunities for Farm to School, as recently announced by Governor Cuomo, go here.