Farm to School Month
National Farm to School Month was designated by Congress in 2010 to demonstrate the growing importance of farm to school programs to improve child nutrition, support local economies and educate children about the origins of food.
Across Idaho each October, schools and child care centers celebrate National Farm to School Month, a time to recognize the connections happening all over the country between children and local food. In Idaho, we are especially excited about the bounty of food produced in our state and the number of schools who continue to participate in farm to school.
Schools in Idaho participate in diverse ways, from harvest celebrations in school gardens or on local farms, creating unique, all-Idaho meal menus, to student recipe contests and more.
Farm to School Month is coordinated at the national level by the National Farm to School Network. They maintain a library of downloadable material for teachers, schools, volunteers and others including posters, flyers, factsheets and coloring pages.
Request hard copies of Farm to School Month materials from University of Idaho Extension.