What is F2S?
Farm to School (F2S) is a movement that promotes the use of locally- and regionally-grown foods in schools.
F2S activities and initiatives can include nutrition education in classrooms, farmer visits, signage promoting local foods, serving local foods in the cafeteria, school gardens, and so much more!
The Lifecycle of Farm to School Workshop Series
Interested in building or expanding your school garden(s)? If so, the Lifecycle of Farm to School workshop series is for you! The series includes 8 workshops that teach about stages of a school garden within a year timeframe, with the goal of expanding school gardens and connecting schools with local producers. Learn more by visiting the Lifecycle of Farm to School webpage.
Looking for connections with farmers and producers in your area? Wishing you knew what foods are available locally today? Marketplace Meetings are your own personal networking hour where school food buyers and menu planners connect with farmers and producers to build relationships and get local foods onto your school menu. These meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month from 1-2 pm on Microsoft Teams. Learn more, get the meeting link and see the schedule of featured topics: Marketplace Meetings flyer
Marketplace Meetings is taking the show on the road and in person. Join us for the first in a series of field trips! Wednesday, November 15, 2023 we will have a cranberry bog tour at Glacial Lake Cranberries followed by a visit to Pittsville School District’s elementary kitchen. Register (pre-registration is required). Learn more: November Marketplace Event flyer.
Check out these other areas of F2S: