Each year, elementary, junior, and senior high schools purchase large quantities of food for their breakfast and lunch programs. Connecting schools with local growers and producers can benefit both parties. In fact, schools have purchased directly from local farmers in several successful pilot programs around the country. Often these efforts are integrated into the school curriculum through farm visits by students or classroom visits by growers or producers.
Local Food Connections: From Farms to Schools
Iowa State University
Ames, IA: Iowa State University
June 01, 2000
Direct Marketing, Farm to School / Institution, Local / Regional Food Systems