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Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

Procuring Local Foods

The resources on this page will help ensure child nutrition program operators have the resources and knowledge necessary to incorporate local foods into their day-to-day operations. 

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Seeding Success - Farm to School Grantee Webinar Series

Seeding Success is a series of webinars produced by the USDA Farm to School program that provide technical assistance that supports Farm to School grantees. 

Resource | Fact Sheets

Local Meat in Schools

This factsheet gives examples, tips, and information for putting local meat on school menus.  

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Resource | Fact Sheets

USDA Foods: A Resource for Maximizing Food Budgets To Buy Local

This factsheet explains how USDA Foods support the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the school meal pattern requirements to make it easier for schools to prepare healthy meals using local foods.

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Resource | Fact Sheets

Selling Local Food to Schools: A Resource for Producers

This factsheet reviews best practices for producers to learn about how to sell local food to schools.

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Resource | Fact Sheets

USDA DoD Fresh Program: A Source for Locally Grown Produce

This fact sheet provides information on how to use USDA DoD Fresh to purchase local produce.

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Resource | Webinars/Videos

Seeding Success 2022 Webinar 4: Building a Culture of Farm to School

Fourth webinar in the 2022 Seeding Success webinar series. 

Resource | Newsletters

The Dirt: Farm to School e-Letter

The Dirt is USDA’s Farm to School program monthly e-Letter with updates, webinar info, relevant news, and field notes. 

Resource | Webinars/Videos

Seeding Success 2022 Webinar 3: Purchasing Outside the Box: Local Procurement Beyond the Apple

Third webinar in the 2022 Seeding Success webinar series.

Resource | Webinars/Videos

Seeding Success 2022 Webinar 2: Track It! How to Make Your Farm to School Efforts Count

Second webinar in the 2022 Seeding Success webinar series.