2021 National Farm to Early Care and Education Survey

National Farm to School Network, Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems
August 3, 2022

In 2021, the National Farm to School Network and Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems surveyed early care and education (ECE) providers across the country to better understand current initiatives, motivations and challenges in applying farm to ECE activities in early care and education settings. More than 2,900 providers in 26 states and Washington, D.C. responded and shared the benefits and challenges of connecting young children to healthy, local foods, gardening, and food and agriculture education through farm to ECE.

Explore our series of briefs on the 2021 National Farm to ECE Survey:

Background and Methods

Farm to ECE Reach

Participation and Practices  

Why Farm to ECE

Local Purchasing

COVID-19 and Farm to ECE

State-Level Data

Click on the links below for our survey fact sheet, infographic and survey brief compilation. Download the sharing toolkit for suggested copy and social media graphics to help share these resources with your networks.

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