Farm to School Month Resources
National Farm to School Network
September 26, 2023
October is National Farm to School Month! Farm to school is a great practice, but did you know early care and education (ECE) programs can also participate in farm to ECE? Farm to ECE offers benefits that parallel the priorities of the early care and education community including emphasis on experiential learning opportunities, parent and community engagement and life-long health and wellness for children, families and caregivers.
Our partners at the National Farm to School Network have great resources available to you to help celebrate Farm to School Month! This is also a great opportunity for you to get started with your farm to ECE journey!
This fact sheet offers an overview of National Farm to School Month and ideas for celebrating and taking action in your community, including:
- Organizing a farm tour or trip to the local farmers’ market.
- Do a taste test or feature a local item that is in season.
- Serve a meal that is 100% locally sourced.
Encourage creativity and artistic expression during National Farm to School Month with this fun coloring page template.
Downloadable and customizable bookmarks to celebrate National Farm to School Month. Use a PDF editor (several free versions are available online) to open the files and add information about local Farm to School Month events to the backside of the bookmarks.
Visit NFSN’s Farm to School Month webpage for more resources.