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Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) is administered by the Food and Nutrition Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture to introduce children to a wide variety of fresh produce. With help from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s Specialty Crop Block Grant program, Minnesota grown foods are making their way into schools that participate in the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program.  Find out more about how your school can highlight fresh local foods with FFVP.

  • Fact Sheets

    Tips for schools and produce suppliers to serve local produce as part of the FFVP.

  • Videos

    Learn how Minnesota schools, farmers and distributors are working together to make Farm to School a success.

  • Education and Outreach

    Educate students, their families, and school staff about the nutritional benefits and availability of Minnesota grown produce.


La Porte, Brewster, and Fond du Lac schools purchased Minnesota-grown fruits and vegetables in September 2013 and won awards to enhance their Farm to School program. Eat Smart Food competition details.

Check out this video clip of LaPorte's celebration!

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