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Celebrate National Farm to School Month in October

October is National Farm to School Month, a time to celebrate the connections that are happening all over the country between schools and local food.

Celebrate National Farm to School Month in October

October is National Farm to School Month, a time to celebrate the connections that are happening all over the country between schools and local food!

Over the past decade, the farm to school movement has exploded across the United States, reaching millions of students in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. From school gardens and farm field trips to local food on cafeteria trays, farm to school practices help children connect with their food and make healthier choices while also creating new markets for local and regional farmers.

If your school, farm or organization is hosting a Farm to School Month event or activity, be sure to share your story by filling out a “Farm to School Counts” survey on farmtoschoolmonth.org. Participants will be entered to win a variety of prizes, including curriculum resources and registration to the 7th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference in Austin, Texas in April 2013.

Farmtoschoolmonth.org also offers a variety of resources for free or for sale, including posters, stickers and a communications toolkit as well as a “Theme of the Day” calendar spotlighting a different aspect of farm to school each weekday during the month, including ideas for how to feature the theme in your cafeteria, classroom or community. So whether you are a food service professional, a farmer, a teacher or a food-loving family, there are plenty of ways to celebrate and get involved.

 

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