About Farm to School
Farm to school happens in the cafeteria, classroom, and community.
There are many ways to get involved in farm to school initiatives. For example, schools may:
- Serve local food at breakfast, lunch, or during snack time.
- Incorporate school gardens or food preparation within classroom lessons.
- Feature local foods in healthy school fundraisers.
- Engage students in trips to a farm or farmer presentations.
- Establish composting and waste management programs.
Dig deeper into Minnesota’s farm to school initiatives and practices!
How farm to school practices have grown in Minnesota, how they stimulate Minnesota’s economy, and stories from the field.
Eleven member organizations strive to maximize the resources, ideas, and impact of Minnesota's many farm to school efforts.
This 30-minute documentary explores the economic advantages and remaining challenges for businesses, farms, schools and communities as we work together to improve our children’s health and education.
Summary of Benefits (PDF) — This 4-page infographic provides selected, specific examples of Minnesota’s Farm to School Leadership Team benefits across six main areas.
The Benefits of Farm to School (PDF) — National Farm to School Network — This fact sheet offers a research-based overview of the benefits of farm to school to students, parents, schools, communities, and farmers.