National Farm to School Month

"Our Food, Our Future"

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 #F2SMonthand #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!

Our Food, Our Future

Youth Leadership for a Racially Just Food System

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Youth and young people* are the leaders and changemakers of tomorrow and today. As National Farm to School Network continues our work of shifting power to cultivate a racially just food system, we strive to elevate and amplify the visions, stories, and dreams of the young people who are at the heart of why we do farm to school. Their fresh perspectives, clear-eyed optimism, and commitments to justice must be heard and celebrated. We want to know: what are their hopes and ideas for the future of our food system? What does food justice mean to them? And how can we support their leadership in moving these visions into reality? Our 2021 National Farm to School Month campaign theme of "Our Food, Our Future" and associated messaging and activities will center on amplifying youth leadership around six community values – economic and environmental justice, health, racial equity, workers’ rights, and animal welfare – for a racially just food system. 

Download our Sharing Toolkit for resources, messaging, and graphics to join our 2021 campaign.

*We define “youth and young people” as anyone under the age of 21. This includes children in early care and education (ECE) settings, K-12 students, and young adults.

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. Check back soon - additional events will be added through October. 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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Let's keep farm to school growing!

National Farm to School Network is strengthening farm to school across the county.  
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