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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 

Windsor-Severance RE-4 School District: Food 4-Ever Agricultural Education Fair 

  • Fourth-graders learn about where their food and other products come from at the Weld RE-4 Agricultural Fair. Read more here

 

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.

Farm to School Events: Colorado Crunch Time! 

 Ollie

School Nutrition Staff

CDPHE Staff

 

 

 

A big Thank You to everyone who participated in Colorado Crunch Time! We had nearly 7,000 participants this year - how 'bout them apples?

 

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.

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

Find Local Products

Procurement

School Gardens

Education & Curriculum

Fact Sheets 

Safety

Toolkits and Manuals

Training


 

For more information, contact McKenna Pullen


 

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Colorado Dept. of Education
201 East Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303-866-6600
Fax: 303-830-0793
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