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Minnesota Toolkit for School Foodservice

This toolkit helps school foodservice start, build, and sustain their farm to school efforts. School foodservice directors and staff will find ready-to-use cafeteria menus and recipes with information about buying, preparing and serving local foods. There are also tools to promote the food including sample tasting lessons, newsletters, and announcements.

getting started picture Getting Started

Resources for building your farm to school efforts

using food picture Using Food

Kid-tested recipes and menu-planning tools

promoting food picture Promoting Food

Fostering a "taste" for local food

farmer sorting apples Food Safety

Resources and fact sheets on how to buy and keep food safe

sourcing food picture Sourcing Food

Tips to find and purchase local food in season

online training picture Online Trainings

Short video sessions to help implement farm to school in your school

Featured Minnesota Farm to School Foods

Click on a food below for quick tips on using, sourcing, and promoting it.

apple
Apple
dried beans
Dried Beans
bison
Bison
bread
Whole Grains
cabbage
Cabbage
carrots
Carrots
cheese
Cheese
cucumber
Cucumbers
garlic
Garlic
green beans
Green Beans
herbs
Herbs
honey
Honey
lettuce
Lettuce
potato
Potatoes
rhubarb
Rhubarb
squash
Squash
strawberry
Strawberries
corn
Sweet Corn
tomato
Tomatoes
rice
Wild Rice

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