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Farm to School Fact Sheets

Factsheets are available under the following topics: Farm to School Grant Program, Farm to School Program Resources, Local Food Resources, School Gardens, Farm to School in Tribal Communities, Food Safety, Producers, Farm to Preschool. Farm to Summer, State Agencies and Cooperative Extensions, En Español.

Resource | Fact Sheets

The Food Safety Modernization Act and the Produce Safety Rule

This factsheet provides information on "Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption.".

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Overview: HARPC and HACCP

This factsheet introduces concepts of Hazard Analysis Risk Based Preventative Control and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point Plans.

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An Overview of Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs)

This fact sheet provides information on Good Agricultural Practices, recognized practices intended to prevent the microbial contamination of fresh produce, and how these practices apply to purchasing and growing local food products for farm to school activities. 

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Food Safety Information and Resources for the Farm to School Community

This fact sheet outlines a number of additional resources for those seeking to directly purchase or raise food products for school nutrition programs.

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Food Safety Frequently Asked Questions

"Food Safety Frequently Asked Questions: The Food Safety Modernization Act and its Impact on Farm to School Activities": This document includes common questions related to food safety when purchasing locally grown and raised food products directly from producers as well as food safety considerations for edible campus gardens.

Resource | Technical Assistance

Resources for Current Farm to School Grantees

Resources will assist grantees on how to get started after receiving their award, access contact information, and successfully complete reports, evaluations, and financial documentation.

Resource | Newsletters

The Dirt: Farm to School e-Newsletter

The Dirt is the Patrick Leahy Farm to School program monthly e-newsletter with updates, webinar info, relevant news, and field notes. 

Resource | Info Sheets

USDA Support for School Meals

USDA support for school meals in fiscal years 2021-2024. 

Resource | Webinars/Videos

2023 Farm to School Grant Program - Grantee Onboarding Webinar

This webinar is intended for incoming 2023 Farm to School Grantees and was recorded Aug.9, 2023.