Across the nation there are over 40,000 schools with farm-to-school programs bringing more fresh, healthy, and locally produced foods into their cafeterias, including approximately 1200 schools in Washington state and all of the public schools in Whatcom County!

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Healthy eating has a profound impact on a child’s ability to learn, and creates positive attitudes and behaviors. So what makes a meal healthy and …

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There is growing interest in connecting fresh and local foods with school lunch programs.  With childhood obesity, diabetes, and other nutrition-related diseases on the rise, …

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October is National Farm-to-School Month


Whatever you do this month, please take a moment to appreciate the harvest, thank a farmer, and smile about the fact that more than 23.5 million students across the country are engaging in F2S activities. These include: eating local food in school meals, cafeteria taste tests, school gardens, cooking classes, and farm fieldtrips. We are growing informed eaters!

Learn more: Check out the National F2S blog and community resources here.

Taste Washington Day is October 7!


Taste Washington Day is an annual statewide celebration of Washington-grown foods served in school meals, and is a great kick-off to National Farm-to-School Month.

For more information about Taste Washington Day, ideas on how to celebrate, and sample menus click here.

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Healthy Habits Take Root – Engaging the Community in Farm to School Efforts 

This video explains that there is a role for everyone who wants to get involved in farm-to-school.

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