Community Food Systems

Over 67,000 schools
participate in Farm to School.

Over 67,000 schools
participate in Farm to School.

Farm to School is Growing

Grant Program Grant Awards
2021 Farm to School Grant Awardees

USDA is pleased to announce the 2021 Farm to School grant awardees.

Since 2013, the USDA Farm to School grant program has offered annual grants to schools, school districts, nonprofits, state agencies, agricultural producers, and Indian tribal organizations to plan, implement, or provide training on farm to school activities. The Food and Nutrition Service is committed to working with schools and agricultural partners to ensure healthy habits take root in early childhood.

Please visit the grant award page for more information and to read more about this announcement.

The 2019 Farm to School Census is Here!

USDA announces the results of the 2019 Farm to School Census, the only nationwide survey designed to measure farm to school activities among school food authorities participating in the National School Lunch Program.

Read the new Farm to School Census and Comprehensive report for insight on the scope of farm to school activity today.

Find out how farm to school has taken root on the new Farm to School Census Website.

Spotlights

girl eating peach

Farm to CACFP

Farm to preschool works to connect early child care and education settings to local food producers with the objectives of serving locally-grown, healthy foods to young children, providing related nutrition education, and improving child nutrition.

boy with carrots

Farm to Summer

In many regions across the United States, USDA’s Summer Food Service Program aligns well with the peak growing season, allowing schools and nonprofit organizations to serve products in their freshest state.