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Growing healthy kids...

Improving the health of children and local family farms is vital to Minnesota communities. Farm to School connects schools with fresh, local food grown or raised by family farmers for the mutual benefit of our youth, farmers, and communities. We build partnerships, coordinate trainings, and provide hands-on nutrition education to children.

Learn more about Farm to School in Minnesota and the Benefits of Farm to School.

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Toolkit for School Foodservice

Ready-to-use resources about using, sourcing and promoting local foods and NEW online trainings for foodservice professionals.


Tools to help farmers get and stay connected to Farm to School efforts.

Parents and Community Members

Support your schools' Farm to School efforts. Learn more about school food, help improve school wellness policies, or organize a healthy fundraiser.


Find curricula and lesson plans to bring Farm to School to the classroom. Plus resources for farm field trips, fundraisers and wellness policies.

Featured Resources

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Eat Smart Food Contest Winner Celebrated

Watch this video clip of LaPorte's celebration for winning the Eat Smart Food contest. More

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Minnesota Ranks High in the USDA Farm to School Census

71% of Minnesota schools are participating in farm to school and adding over $9 million into local economies. More

Program Areas

Simply Good Eating

Great ideas for fresh, flavorful, low-cost meals along with ways to put more activity into your life.

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

This program helps introduce children to a wide variety of fresh produce.

Great Trays™

Learn how to introduce children to a wide variety of fresh produce at school.

School Gardens

Resources to create and maintain a garden at school.

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