A Healthier Future
FARM TO SCHOOL enriches the connection communities have with fresh, healthy food and local food producers by changing food purchasing and education practices at schools and early care and education sites.
Students gain access to healthy, local foods as well as education opportunities such as school gardens, cooking lessons, and farm field trips. Farm to school empowers children and their families to make informed food choices while strengthening the local economy and contributing to vibrant communities.
Oregon has over 730 school gardens and an annual Farm to School budget of $10 million which goes towards purchasing local foods and serving over 312,000 kids. 93% of school lunches served in Oregon include local foods.