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Farm to School (F2S)


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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!

Benefits of F2S

kids win, farmers win, schools win and communities win.

Research shows that F2S works!

  • stimulates local and regional economies
  • increases students' health, nutrition, and academic performance
  • helps healthy habits take root early

Read more about the benefits of F2S

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.

Marketplace Meetings

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.

Get Started


Get Involved
School Gardens

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School Garden Sucess Story

Serve Local Foods

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Nutrition Education/Educational Resources

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  • Nutritious, Delicious WI - a curriculum to broaden the food experiences of Wisconsin students and provide another aspect to learning nutrition as part of the study of our great state.

  • WI Team Nutrition

  • Wisconsin Foods A to Z Poster (Spanish) - Full color ABC posters developed by Rooted featuring 26 local Wisconsin foods. A great addition to your classroom or cafeteria to help practice letters and naming veggies.

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Supporting Partners

Check out these other areas of F2S:


Jeff Mallegni
Nutrition Program Consultant - F2S
(608) 266-2346
Brittany Zerbe, MS, RDN, CD
Nutrition Education Consultant - F2S
(608) 266-5185
Susan Bostian Young
Nutrition Program Consultant
(608) 267-1066
Kassidy Wright
Contract Specialist - F2S
(608) 266-9686
Maggie Byrne, RDN, CD
Public Health Nutritionist
(608) 267-9206
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