Food and Nutrition Program Administration

Related Websites for Farm to School

Farm to School is a nationwide collaborative effort to connect school districts with local farmers for the purpose of serving healthy school meals while utilizing local fresh foods. Farm to School aims to meet the diverse needs of School Nutrition Programs in an efficient manner to support regional and local farmers, and thereby strengthen local food systems and to provide support for health and nutrition education. View more information and resources on Farm to School by selecting the links below.

Farm to School and School Garden Expenses (SP 06-2015) – U.S. Department of Agriculture memo on the allowances of farm to school and school garden expenses.  

Procurement Geographic Preference Q&As (SP 18-2011) – U.S. Department of Agriculture memo on the application of procurement of unprocessed locally grown or locally raised agricultural products.

Farm to School (U.S. Department of Agriculture website)

Minnesota Farm to School Programs (National Farm to School Network website)

Farm to School (Minnesota Department of Health website)

Minnesota Grown Wholesale Database (Minnesota Department of Agriculture website)

Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom (Minnesota Department of Agriculture website)

Produce Safety Resources (National Food Service Management Institute website)

Public Health Law Center - Legal Issues Impacting Farm to School and School Garden Programs in Minnesota

Serving Locally Grown Produce in Food Facilities (University of Minnesota website)

Farm to School Resources (University of Minnesota website)

School Gardens

School Garden Q&As (SP 32-2009) – U.S. Department of Agriculture memo addresses questions to the operation of a school garden.

The People’s Garden (U.S. Department of Agriculture website)

School Gardens (University of Minnesota Extension website)

Creating and Growing Edible Schoolyard Gardens – A How to Manual for School Professionals

Public Health Law Center - Legal Issues Impacting Farm to School and School Garden Programs in Minnesota

Kids Gardening website