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An increasing number of schools are sourcing locally grown foods for their school meals and snacks and providing complementary educational activities that emphasize food, farming, and nutrition. As a producer, large or small, this means that there are market opportunities in your own backyard and a chance for your bounty to nourish children in your community. You can play a role in supplying local products to schools to serve during breakfast, lunch, snack times and supper, as well as educating students about food and agriculture.

Here are some resources that can help you get started on incorporating your goods into school meals:


Hungry for more information?

Please go to the Farm to School Fact Sheets Page.

For more information and to sign up for the Dirt, the e-letter from the Patrick Leahy Farm to School Program, visit

Page updated: November 14, 2023