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National Farm to School Month

Raising Our Voices Together

October is National Farm to School Month, a time to 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, early care and education sites, farms, communities and organizations in all 50 states and D.C. join in the celebrations. 

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. In 2015, we partnered with more than 200 organizations to promote farm to school throughout October, reaching an audience of more than 2.7 million. If your organization would like to be a National Farm to School Month Outreach Partner during our 2016 campaign, please sign up here.

Everyone can celebrate Farm to School Month! Check out 2016 campaign resources below (more coming soon!), read Farm to School Month blogs, and visit our resource database to see how communities around the country celebrate. 

2016 Resources

Everyone can celebrate National Farm to School Month! The 2016 National Farm to School Month theme, One Small Step, will highlight the simple ways anyone - from students, parents and food enthusiasts to food producers and nutrition professionals - can take small steps to get informed, get involved and take action to advance farm to school in their own communities and across the country. 

Explore these resources and start planning National Farm to School Month celebrations for your community! Sign up for our newsletter to receive updates when additional 2016 resources become available. 

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To find more National Farm to School Month resources, check the "Farm to School Month" box in the search sidebar of our Resource Library. There are also Farm to School Month stickers, buttons, posters and more available in our shop. 

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