Farm to School: Local ResourcesCalifornia's Farm to School Program
California Department of Education.
California has many successful farm to school programs which are documented on this website as well as other helpful information on California's farm to school program.
Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems: Farm-to-School
AmeriCorps Farm to School Program.
CIAS documents the AmeriCorps participation in Farm to School Programs and other Farm to School initiatives in the state of Wisconsin.
Connecticut Farm-to-School Program
Connecticut Department of Agriculture.
The Connecticut farm to school website contains information about participating Connecticut schools and farmers, as well as farm to school promotional materials and programs.
Cornell Farm to School Program
Site discusses strategies and disseminates information to increase the amount of locally grown food served in New York's schools, colleges and universities.
Davis Farm to School Connection
Davis Farm to School.
The Davis Farm to School Connection documents the success made by the Davis Farm to School program as well as the benefits of farm to school programs.
Developing Sustainable Foodsheds to Enhance Food Access and Nutrition
Roots of Change; USDA. Agricultural Marketing Service
Summary of the 2009 West Coast Direct Marketing Summit discussing overcoming obstacles in providing large scale sustainable food to communities.
Farm to Cafeteria Connections
Grow Montana provides information about local Montana agriculture and farm to school programs as well as ways to encourage farm to school programs in your school district.
Farm to School
Community Alliance with Family Farmers.
The Community Alliance with Family Farmers provides information about how to promote farm to school programs in California schools. The information may also be helpful to farmers and schools outside of California.
Farm to School in Minnesota: A Survey of School Foodservice Leaders (PDF | 353.91 KB)
Minnesota School Nutrition Association.
This report shows the result of a survey given to Minnesota school foodservice leaders regarding their experience with Minnesota farm to school programs.
Farm to School Programs in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania State University
A resource for Pennsylvania farm to school programs that features surveys taken from school food service directors.
Farm to School, Shortening the Distance: Implementation Handbook (PDF | 33.6 MB)
Georgia Department of Education.
Start or expand a farm to school program with the guidance in this manual.
Florida Farm to School: Shortening the Distance Implementation Handbook (PDF | 1.69 MB)
Florida Department of Education; Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
A reference and informational guide for schools to develop and implement a farm to school program.
FoodHub gathers producers, professional food buyers, and the associates that serve them both, in one directory. FoodHub connects food professionals of all kinds in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Alaska and California
Fresh From the Farm: The Massachusetts Farm to School Cookbook (PDF | 1.1 MB)
Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources.
The cookbook features 45 recipes using Massachusetts crops. The recipes were school tested by Food Service Directors, cooks, and students in the schools themselves and designed for 50 to 100 servings. Also included are tips for using farm fresh ingredients and how to get started with farm-direct food purchasing.
From Farm to Fork: A Guide to Building North Carolina's Sustainable Local Food Economy (PDF | 2.18 MB)
NC State University. Center for Environmental Farming Systems.
This guide is intended to provide key action ideas for building a sustainable food economy in North Carolina at the state and local levels. Ideas can be revised for your state. Section 2 Chapter 9 is specific for farm to school initiatives.
Growing Our Future
Washington Environmental Council.
The Washington Environmental Council has created a resource for promoting farm to school programs in Washington state schools.
Iowa Farm to School Program
Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship.
This site contains resources for starting your own farm to school chapter in Iowa.
Kentucky Farm 2 School Curriculum (PDF | 47.4 MB)
University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service; Kentucky Department of Agriculture.
The Kentucky Farm 2 School (KF2S) Curriculum is a series of eight units for high school students. This research-based curriculum provides: Curriculum overview, Kentucky core academic standards, Curriculum matrix, Planning guide, Tips for delivery, Evaluation tools, Additional resources, and References.
Marketing Local Food (PDF | 1.79 MB)
Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture.
A guide to promoting local food in your area, the resource was created in Minnesota and uses many Minnesota examples of promoting local foods. Pages 61 - 68 pertain directly to institutional food service and farm to school.
Michigan Farm to School
C.S. Mott Group for Sustainable Food Systems. Michigan State University.
A collection of helpful information on starting new farm-to-school programs in Michigan as a foodservice director and marketing your local Michigan produce. Contains information about the growing seasons and produce availability in the state of Michigan. A purchasing, marketing, and a Michigan produce menu guide can all be found on the website.
New Hampshire Farm to School Program
The University of New Hampshire.
The New Hampshire Farm to School Program provides information to schools participating in farm to school programs, as well as other resources for schools wishing to participate and a list of participating New Hampshire schools and success stories.
New York Harvest for New York Kids Week
NYS. Department of Agriculture and Markets.
This annual celebration is an opportunity for schools and communities to learn about New York agriculture, enjoy locally-grown foods, and inspire healthy food choices. Cafeterias feature NY farm products; classrooms do food tastings; students visit farms and farmers' markets, or harvest their school gardens.
Oklahoma Farm to School
Oklahoma Department of Agriculture.
Oklahoma Farm to School provides a plethora of resources for schools and farmers interested in participating in farm to school programs- not limited to schools and farmers in Oklahoma.
Pick the Good Stuff: Pick Virginia Grown (PDF | 565.08 KB)
Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
A coloring and activity book encouraging students to eat local Virginia produce at home and in school.
Sarasota County Farm to School Program
University of Florida IFAS Extension.
A documentation of the success of Farm to School programs in Sarasota county, Florida.
State Farming Profiles
An interactive map of the United States that allows the viewer to click a state and view the state's agricultural production.