Farm to Early Care and Education State Resource Directory

National Farm to School Network
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October 31, 2022

National Farm to School Network has gathered state level farm to ECE resources developed by partners across the country. To add your state's farm to ECE resources, email sophia@farmtoschool.org.

Coalition Development, Strategic Planning and Surveys

Alabama Farm to ECE Coalition Strategic Plan 2019-21

Alabama Farm to ECE Focus Group Findings and Moderator Guide

Colorado Farm to ECE Coalition RFQ for Coalition & Workgroup Development

Georgia Farm to ECE Overview and Strategy 2017-20

Georgia Farm to School Alliance and Georgia Farm to ECE Coalition 2021-25 Strategic Plans

Iowa Farm to School and Early Care Coalition Racial Equity Vision & Action Statement

Iowa Farm to School and Early Care Coalition Racial Equity Working Group Presentation

Montana Farm to ECE Coalition Charter

Mississippi Farm to ECE Strategic Plan 2021-23

North Carolina 2021 Farm to ECE Survey

Ohio Farm to ECE Racial Equity Roadmap

Washington State Farm to ECE Coalition 2021 Goals and Objectives

Curricula and Activities

Colorado Farm to Child Harvest of the Month Resources (in English and Spanish) 

Georgia Harvest of the Month Activities, Recipes, and Family Newsletter

New Mexico Bean Medallion Activity

Washington State Department of Health Food Talk! Conversation Cards for Mealtimes also available in Spanish

Washington State Farm to ECE Curricula Guide (in Spanish)

Washington State Multicultural Literature in the Garden Book Guide

Washington State Outdoor Adventure tips with Vroom also available in Spanish

Farm to ECE Incentive, Promotion, Mini-Grant, and Pilot Programs

Colorado Farm to ECE Mini Grant Fact Sheet

Colorado Mini-Grant Application also available in Spanish

Iowa Local Food Makes Cents Website and Resources

Iowa Local Food Makes Cents Application Data

Iowa Farm to ECE Train the Trainer Session Flyer

Michigan 10 Cents a Meal 2020-21 Evaluation Report

Michigan 10 Cents a Meal Training For Professional Development Credit

Michigan 10 Cents a Meal Social Media Kit

Ohio Local Food Purchasing Pilot Weekly Feedback Survey

Ohio Local Food Purchasing Pilot Initial Survey for Providers/Producers

Local Food Procurement, Preparation, and Food Safety

Colorado Produce Recipe Guide

Colorado Guide on Assessing the Safety of Your Garden After a Fire

Georgia Harvest of the Month Cookbook

Georgia Harvest of the Month Posters also available in Spanish

Iowa Sourcing Local Meats Guide

Michigan Bringing the Farm to Early Care and Education Workshop Toolkit

New Mexico Food Safety Plan and Risk Assessment Guide

New Mexico Local Purchasing: Tips, Tricks, and Questions

New Mexico Approved Supplier Program Vendor Application

New Mexico Approved Supplier Program Guide also available in Spanish

North Carolina Guidance on Food Preparation and Gardening Fact Sheet

North Carolina Fresh Produce Produce Purchasing & Prep Guides

Ohio Selling to Schools and ECEs Guide for Farmers

Ohio Food Preparation Guidelines

Ohio Taste Testing Food Safety Fact Sheet

Ohio Procuring Local Foods Food Safety Fact Sheet

Ohio How to Wash Produce Fact Sheet

Vermont Farm to ECE Local Purchasing Guide

Washington DC Produce Preparation Videos

Washington DC Produce Guide

Washington State Gardens in Early Care and Education: Navigating Rules and Regulations

Success Stories

Minnesota Farm to Head Start Case Studies

North Carolina Success Story Video Series

North Carolina CEFS Farm to ECE Videos

Vermont Success Stories: Laura Butler and Blue Heron Farm & Milton Family Community Center

Washington State Farm to ECE Success Stories

Newsletters and Websites

Colorado Farm to Child Newsletter

Georgia Farm to ECE Website

Hawai'i Farm to Early Care and Education Hub

Iowa Farm to School and Early Care Network

Michigan Farm to ECE Blog Series: Harvesting Quality: Supporting Standards with Farm to Early Care and Education

Minnesota Farm to ECE Website and Newsletter

New Mexico Healthy Kids Healthy Communities Newsletter

North Carolina Farm to ECE Monthly Newsletters

North Carolina Farm to Preschool Network

Vermont Farm to School and Early Childhood Network

Washington State Tribal Farm to ECE Resources Page

Washington State Spanish Language Farm to ECE Resources Page

Recognition Programs

Michigan Grow More Award to Honor ECEs and Farmers

Michigan Grow More Award Application

New Mexico Annual Golden Chile Award Ceremony 2022

Training Materials

Alabama Gardening Training

Colorado Farm to ECE Training for Master Gardeners

Colorado Farm to Child Guide also available in Spanish

Colorado Nourish Policy Roadmap Series (in English and Spanish) 

Indiana Farm to ECE Toolkit

Iowa Farm to School and Early Care 2022 Virtual Conference

Minnesota Educational Staff Farm to ECE Training

Minnesota Kitchen Staff Farm to ECE Training

Minnesota Lunch and Learns

New Mexico Family Engagement in Farm to ECE Training

North Carolina Reach for the Stars With Farm to Preschool

Washington State Farm to ECE Professional Development Trainings

Washington State Getting Started with Farm to ECE Handout also available in Spanish

Washington State Starting a Garden Handout also available in Spanish

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