National Farm to School Month

"Who's at the Table?"

October is National Farm to School Month! Join us and thousands of schools, early care and education sites, farms, communities and organizations across the country as we celebrate food education, school gardens and lunch trays filled with healthy, local ingredients. Here are several easy ways to get involved:

  • Be Inspired: Follow the National Farm to School Network on our blog, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to see inspiring examples of farm to school success and innovation.
  • Get Involved: Explore our national calendar of Farm to School Month events to see how you can celebrate in your state.
  • Spread the Word: Shout out about farm to school and share what you’re doing for National Farm to School Month with the hashtags #F2SMonth and #farmtoschool on social media.
  • Explore Resources: Check out our free resources for planning and promoting celebrations in your community, including our Farm to School Month Celebration Toolkit, customizable posters and bookmarks, stickers and more.

Happy National Farm to School Month!

Who's at the Table?

Imagine an ideal school meal—nourishing, cooked from scratch, culturally relevant, purchased from local farmers. How did that meal get to the table? There are so many people who took part in bringing that food to the table—from the farmers and farmworkers who grew the food, to the people who processed and delivered the food, to the school food service staff who purchased and prepared the food.

We envision a food system in which no one is left out, in which everyone can access nourishing food. If we want to build this vision, we must lift up the perspectives of the people at each step of the food value chain, especially being intentional to center those who are not always recognized, despite their vital role in this ecosystem. This year's National Farm to School Month will highlight the valuable contributors across the different parts of the food system. Who are they? What would our food system look like if we valued their contributions, leadership and expertise? And how can the different players within farm to school work together so that individuals and communities can all win? 

Stay tuned for our sharing toolkit for the 2022 National Farm to School Month campaign.

Farm to School Month Resources

Everyone can celebrate National Farm to School Month! National Farm to School Network has developed resources and activities to promote Farm to School Month in schools, early care and education settings, communities and media outlets.

Throughout October, we share stories and information on our blog about how farm to school is empowering children and their families to make informed food choices and contributing to vibrant communities. Our resource database is home to even more information and includes searchable tags for Farm to School Month as well as topics like farm to early care and education, school gardens and procurement.

Calendar of Events

Farm to School Month is celebrated in communities across the country! Explore the calendar below to learn what's happening in your community. Additional events will be added throughout October—submit your own events using the button below! Don't see anything for your state? Click here to connect with your State Partners to learn about opportunities in your area to get involved.

Farm to School Month Sponsors & Supporters

Thank you to our 2021 National Farm to School Network sponsors & supporters!
Interested in becoming a sponsor? Contact us at info@farmtoschool.org.

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