Farm to Summer: Why Summer Meals Programs are Ripe for Local Foods and Agriculture-Based Activities

Last Published: 02/07/2018

fact sheet coverThis fact sheet, Farm to Summer: Why Summer Meals Programs are Ripe for Local Foods and Agriculture-Based Activities, discusses the benefits of Farm to Summer activities. Summer is a time of agricultural abundance: plump stone fruits hang heavy on trees, juicy melons and tomatoes explode from their vines, beans begin to dry in their pods, and livestock fed on the most nutritious spring grasses produce delicious meat and dairy products. This factsheet will review how to integrate local food into summer meals.