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Farm to School

What is Farm to School?

Farm to School brings healthy, local food into schools, and provide students with hands-on learning opportunities that foster food literacy, all while strengthening the local food system and enhancing  school and  community connectedness.

Farm to School empowers students and school communities to make informed food choices while contributing to vibrant, sustainable regional food systems that support the health of people, place and planet.

Farm to Cafeteria Canada is proud to lead the pan-Canadian Farm to School movement.

For more information on Farm to School, please see our F2CC Fact Sheets.

Forest Grove Elementary, Burnaby, BC
19
Oct

Forest Grove Elementary

Farm to Cafeteria Canada – Grant Report from Forest Grove Elementary – Spring Event Forest Grove Elementary in Burnaby, BC was the grant recipient of $1,500 from Farm to Cafeteria Canada in 2016 where funds used needed to connect students to local food producers (gardeners, farmers, chefs, bakers or cheese makers etc.) On June 6,...
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16
Oct

Hospitality Teacher

Our Farm to Caf Story Bringing the Farm to our Cafeteria at Cardinal Leger Secondary School began when Ecosource helped us make a connection with a local farmer, Shannon Lee Stirling, from Albion Hills Community Farm. Shannon’s enthusiasm for sustainable practices inspired students to be a part of the Farm to Cafeteria movement and they...
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Growing Up Organic
16
Oct

Growing Up Organic

Heritage Public School in Navan, Ottawa, Ontario is pretty proud of our new veggie gardens built by parent council and community volunteers. Here’s an article published in our local newspaper as well as some pictures. During the 16/17 school year, Heritage Public School’s parent council in Navan came across a program called Growing Up Organic,...
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School greenhouse launched in St. John’s!
16
Oct

School Greenhouse Launched in St. John’s!

Article by Food First NL, provincial F2CC lead in Newfoundland and Labrador for Farm to School St. Bonaventure’s College in St. John’s, NL was a recipient of the Farm to School Month prize in 2016 for $1500. With those funds, along with matching funds from school donors, students and volunteers recently built the school a...
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New Brunswick Acts to Increase the Amount of Local Food in School Cafeterias
16
Oct

New Brunswick Acts to Increase the Amount of Local Food in School Cafeterias

In 2016, the Government of New Brunswick launched its Local Food and Beverage Strategy, Buy/Achetez NB.  Among the strategy’s objectives was improved availability of local food and beverages.  Including more local products in schools was identified as an opportunity to that end.  As a result, one of the key actions identified within the strategy was...
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16
Oct

More Local Organic Food in Quebec Institutions!

Équiterre is a Quebec-based organization offering concrete solutions to accelerate the transition towards a society in which individuals, organizations, and governments make ecological choices that are both healthy and equitable. Since its inception, Équiterre has aimed among other things to increase the consumption of local organic food. Through the development and coordination of a network...
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Farm to School alive and well in Saanich
13
Oct

Farm to School Alive and Well in Saanich

I remember the feel of that bean in my hand, so smooth and shiny. We planted them into the soil in the white styrofoam cups and then lined them up along the windowsill in our classroom. Even though we knew it was going to happen, it seemed a wonder to see the first sprout push...
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Students dig in to finish harvesting garden produce
13
Oct

Students Dig In to Finish Harvesting Garden Produce

Photo: Picking the last of the harvest and cleaning up the greenhouse and outside bed on Wednesday Oct. 4. Photo submitted The W.L. McLeod Farm to School harvesting has finished for the 2017 growing season. Over the past three weeks, roughly 70 students from Kindergarten to Grade 4 have been picking, pulling and digging fresh vegetables...
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Farm to School a growing program
13
Oct

Farm to School a Growing Program

Photo: Farm to School program at Edward Milne Community School teaches food literacy Understanding where food comes from is key October is Farm to School Month across Canada and the U.S.A . and it comes at a time of year when, in a more agrarian past, every child would have been aware of the harvesting of...
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