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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.

Campus des Îles-de-la-Madeleine_QC_ Josiane Bergeron
15
Nov

Farm to School Month 2018: Winners and Campaign Highlights

Photo: Campus des Îles-de-la-Madeleine, QC. Credit:Josiane Bergeron We are  pleased to announce the recipients of our Farm to School Month Canada 2018 Grants!   WALTER E HARRIS PUBLIC SCHOOL Oshawa, Ontario 70 students Digging In to Farm to School Month They are excited and inspired by F2S because: I love when my students take the opportunity...
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06
Nov

NL Farm to School Fall Training

October 25-26, 2018 St. John’s, Newfoundland # attendees: 21 Theme/overall purpose: Food First NL preparing 3 schools in Newfoundland to launch new F2S programs with funding from the F2CC F2S Canada Grants. Short description: Food First NL hosted a fun 2-day Farm to School training event in Newfoundland to prepare 3 new schools to launch F2S...
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Crooked-Horn-Farm
02
Nov

BC Farmer Profile: Crooked Horn Farm in BC’s Slocan Valley

Angela Weir and Gord Spankie Crooked Horn Farm Winlaw, Slocan Valley, BC Number of years at the business 10 years What school (or schools) are you connected with? Winlaw Elementary School. We have supplied food to the Whole School and WE Graham  Community School as well. What food(s) or services(s) do you provide to this/these...
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Lester Farm Market
31
Oct

Farm to School in Newfoundland

A Conversation with 6th Generation Farmer, Susan Lester Susan Lester, Market Manager at Lester’s Farm & Market 173 Brookfield Road, St, John’s, NL “My name is Susan Lester, I am the market manager at my family farm, Lester’s Farm Market located on Brookfield Road. As most farm kids, I grew up helping out on the...
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The South Shore School Food Project
30
Oct

The South Shore School Food Project

We get an update on the South Shore School Food Project and find out how interactive learning opportunities with food can promote confidence in kids to try new things. The South Shore School Food Project We get an update on the South Shore School Food Project and find out how interactive learning opportunities with food...
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BC Farmer Profile: Growing sprouts and greens for Vancouver Island Schools
29
Oct

BC Farmer Profile: Growing Sprouts and Greens for Vancouver Island Schools

Carmen Wakeling, Owner, CEO Eatmore Sprouts & Greens Ltd. 2604 Grieve Rd. Courtenay, BC, V9J 1S7 (Vancouver Island) Number of years at the business 35 What school (or schools) are you connected with? Huband Park Elementary and École Robb Road Elementary What food(s) or services(s) do you provide to this/these school(s)? We are providing Certified...
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Training session for Quebec’s F2S grant recipients
29
Oct

Training Session for Quebec’s F2S Grant Recipients

October 22 & 23, 2018 Maison du développement durable, Montreal # attendees: 27 Theme/overall purpose: First training session for the first cohort of Quebec F2S schools! Event description: Our training session for the Quebec F2S grantee schools was a huge success! Thank you to all participants, guest speakers and partners! #Farm2School #DigInCanada http://equiterre.org/en/project/local-food-procurement/farm-to-school-canada-digs-in What were people saying?...
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26
Oct

Benefits of Farm to School

Farm to School programs bring healthy, local food into schools, from pre-schools to campuses, providing opportunities for hands-on learning that enhances food literacy while strengthening local food systems and school and community connectedness. The Benefits of Farm to School: Evidence from Canada demonstrates the impacts of Farm to School activities, which include public health, education and learning,...
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Axil Gardens
22
Oct

Farm to School at Axil Gardens

With 15 years organic gardening experience, Axil Gardens official startup was in June 2017, where the gardens were built to serve dual purpose as restaurant supply and a teaching environment. Axil Gardens offers gardening workshops, childrens’ summer camps, and garden consulting for business, school and home gardens. Axil Gardens started working with local schools in...
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2 Responses
    1. F2CC admin

      Hi Christine,

      Thanks for contacting us. I’m responding to your question on our website.

      We do not yet have grants planned for 2019, but it is quite possible we’ll be issuing a call for grants at some time in 2019. My best suggestion for staying on top of this would be to follow us on social media, and sign-up for our newsletter (if you’re not already) .

      You can sign up for our newsletter on the home page of our website: http://www.farmtocafeteriacanada.ca/
      It’s sent out twice a year, in the spring and fall.

      You can also follow us on social media at
      Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/FarmtocafeteriaCanada/
      and Twitter: https://twitter.com/Farm2Cafeteria

      Thanks again, and we look forward to your application in a future cycle.

      Thank you,
      The Farm to Cafeteria Canada Team

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