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WEBINAR ARCHIVE: GAP and Food Safety Planning

by National Farm to School Network | 14-Feb-2012

Complying with local regulations and Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) is usually worth the time and money for farmers who want to work with schools and other large buyers, but it can seem daunting. This webinar will appeal most to farmers who are new to GAP or Farm to School and nutrition directors with questions about Farm to School and food safety.

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Farm to School Program: Preparing the Ground

by Information Insights, Inc. | 01-Feb-2012

The evaluation was to determine if the Alaska's Farm To School Program was being established so that it can yield successful future outcomes. The evaluation included data collection by the AFTSP Program Coordinator regarding her activities contacts, tours, presentations, mini grants, etc. and key informant interviews with a dozen people who have different roles in the Farm to School process.

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Indigenous Farm to School Programs: A Guide for Creating a Farm to School Program in an Indigenous Community

by Kaisa Jackson and the White Earth Land Recovery Project | 01-Jan-2012

This guide provides useful information and tips on how to introduce a farm to school initiative in an indigenous community. Indigenous communities are unique and affected very differently than other communities regarding issues of health, access to food, strong economic systems, and connection with history and culture.

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Local Foods for Local Schools

by Tennessee Department of Education | 1-Jan-2012

This manual is designed for School Nutrition Program staff, growers, distributors, and school and community partners who are interested in serving locally grown foods in Tennessee’s schools. It contains resources that will assist in connecting our farms with our schools: School staff can find suggestions for menus, recipes, and educational tools; Growers can find ways to connect with the school market; Distributors can learn how to access both the growers and the school buyers; School and Community partners can learn how they can support bringing healthier food into the schools.

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Establishing a Farm to School Program: A model school board resolution

by ChangeLab Solutions | 01-Nov-2011

ChangeLab Solutions developed this Model School Board Resolution Supporting a Farm-to-School Program is designed for the local community to tailor it to meet its needs. The language written in italics provides different options or explains the type of information that needs to be inserted in the blank spaces in the resolution. The “comments” provide additional information and explanation. While the policy is stated in the form of a resolution, the content could be used in a different format used by a particular school board.

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Fresh from the Farm: Using Local Foods in Afterschool and Summer Nutrition Programs

by FRAC | 22-Sep-2011

Food is an important part of any quality afterschool or summer program. It helps attract children to the program and ensures that they have the energy to fully participate in all of the educational and enrichment activities. The nutrition quality and appeal of the meals and snacks is crucial. One creative strategy to improve quality and appeal is to make local produce part of the meals and snacks, and Farm to School programs are one key strategy to do that.

This guide outlines strategies and approaches for accessing local products such as working with an organization that is already using local produce, collaborating with the area food service director or operating the Farm to School program independently.

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North Carolina Farm to School Program

by NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services | 21-Sep-2011

The NC Farm to School program has been supplying school cafeterias across our state with the freshest, locally grown produce from North Carolina farms since 1997. This site is a useful resource for child nutrition directors, teachers, parents and students who may be seeking information about nutrition, agriculture facts, classroom activities and even field trip opportunities.

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Massachussetts Farm to School Cookbook

by Massachussetts Department of Agricultural Resources | 24-Aug-2011

The cookbook features 45 easy-to-follow recipes using Massachusetts crop, including value added produce such as peeled butternut squash and sliced carrots. Easy to prep recipes using dormant seasonal crop, such as potatoes, sweet potatoes and butternut squash. Recipes have been school tested by Food Service Directors, cooks, and students in the schools themselves and designed for 50 to 100 servings.

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