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Farm to School and Farm to Summer


Farm to School is a program focused on connecting communities to healthy, fresh and local food by influencing change within who and how food is purchased, nutrition and agricultural education and supporting schools in establishing school gardens and agricultural programs.  

Farm to School - playing in the dirt

Farm to School Highlights

Congratulations Foothills Elementary! Foothills Elementary welcomes Community Garden!

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About Farm to School

  • Farm to School embodies three core elements:
    • Procurement: Purchasing local foods.
    • Education: Education related to agriculture, food, health and nutrition..
    • School Gardens: Support and sustain school gardens to provide hand-on educational experiences and connecting students with their food.
  • The Benefits of Farm to School 
    • Farm to School provides a Win-Win approach, harvesting a life-long impact on kids, farmers and communities.
  • Tell Us Your Story 
    • Your voice, your story and your passion are powerful.  Impact and influence Farm to School and Farm to Summer in Colorado by sharing your story.

Colorado Farm to School Task Force

In 2010, the Colorado General Assembly created the Colorado Interagency Farm-to-School Coordination Task Force (HB10-81), most commonly referred to as the Colorado Farm to School Task Force.

The main objectives of the Colorado Farm to School Task Force are:

  • Increasing awareness of farm to school opportunities and partnerships.
  • Disseminating farm to school resources, materials and toolkits.
  • Assessing policy and regulatory opportunities and barriers.
  • Identifying and supporting opportunities to further farm to school efforts.

Farm To School and Farm to Summer Resources


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