This save the date was created by Kollin Leisinger, Minneapolis Public Schools Culinary & Nutrition Services Graphic Artist. Click on image to download.
Farm to school month
October is National Farm to School Month, a time to celebrate connections all over the country between schools and local food. Whether you are a foodservice professional, a farmer, a teacher, or a food-loving family, you can celebrate and get involved.
Get ready and join the celebration
Farm to School Month is right around the corner. Get the resources you need for a successful celebration. Check out the Farm to School Month opportunities below and decide what works for you and your community.
Sign up and be counted
Why register? We want to track the impact of MN Thursdays and the Great Lakes Great Apple Crunch across Minnesota and want to amplify the message that schools, early care and education sites, hospitals, and other organizations care about supporting Minnesota agriculture, farmers and farmworkers.
October 4: Minnesota Thursdays
Minnesota Thursdays is an opportunity for school districts and others across the state to serve healthy, freshly prepared school meals featuring Minnesota-grown foods. Check out past menus and activities from Minneapolis Public Schools. Registration will open in July.
October 11: Great Lakes Great Apple Crunch
Participate in the 5th annual Great Lakes Great Apple Crunch at noon on Thursday, October 11.
Register your crunch now!
Spread the word
Here are two ways to get the word out about Farm to School Month.
- Follow the National Farm to School Network on Facebook and Twitter and share their messages.
- Use these hashtags in your social media messages:
Questions? Contact Stephanie Heim
Shakopee Public School students making an apple shape as they crunch into apples.
Farm to School: Growing Our Future — 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.
I Dig My Farmer — Institute on Agriculture and Trade Policy — Use this promotional package with customizable materials to feature and celebrate local farmers and their products.