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Stories from the Field

Monsignor Morrison Catholic School St.Thomas, ON
10
Jul

Transforming the school food environment in St. Thomas

Monsignor Morrison Catholic School, St.Thomas, ON 2018-2019 (Grant Year 1) Here at F2CC, we know that schools aren’t always designed with food in mind – but we’re working to help change that.  A Salad Bar Grant at Monsignor Morrision is being used to transform their school food environment toward offering more healthy, local, sustainable meals to...
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Cambridge-Narrows Community School (C-NCS) Cambridge-Narrows, NB
09
Jul

Six years of Farm to School & still going strong!

Cambridge-Narrows Community School (C-NCS) Cambridge-Narrows, NB 2018-2019 (Grant Year 1) The small Village of Cambridge-Narrows is located in South-Central New Brunswick and their community school is home to a thriving Farm to School initiative which benefits students from kindergarten to grade 12. Originally part of F2CC’s Nourishing School Communities initiative, this school is still going...
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Bruce Peninsula District School Lion’s Head, ON
08
Jul

Farm to School grows community in Bruce County!

Bruce Peninsula District School Lion’s Head, ON 2018-2019 (Grant Year 1) Bruce Peninsula District School is a JK – 12 school that already had a daily Cafeteria Program, school wide composting program and a school and community garden. When the opportunity to apply for the Farm 2 Cafeteria Salad Bar grant came to our attention...
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Clarenville Middle School, Clarenville NL
08
Jul

Salad Bar launch is a hit with middle-school students on the east coast of Newfoundland

Clarenville Middle School, Clarenville NL 2018-2019 (Grant Year 1) Our grand opening for the Farm to School initiative was a resounding success!  As a means to expose children to a wide variety of healthy eating choices, we offered free subs to all students who were interested. We offered a grilled chicken sub, and students lined...
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Mark R Isfeld, Courtenay, BC
05
Jul

Mark R Isfeld Salad Bar Program Launch

Mark R. Isfeld Secondary, Comox Valley, BC 2018-2019 (Grant Year 1) Students at Mark R. Isfeld Secondary in the Comox Valley were in for a refreshing change to their regular lunch hour. The school’s salad bar program officially launched Thursday, 21 February, 2019. Watch their video report:
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Tahayghen Elementary, Masset BC
04
Jul

Experiencing salad bar through the lens of a parent volunteer

Tahayghen Elementary, Masset BC 2018-2019 (Grant Year 1) Tahayghen Elementary School is one of 5 in on Haida Gwaii that have embraced Local Food to School through Salad Bars. Thank you to School Principal, Verena Gibbs, for sharing this story from a parent volunteer: I remember walking into the PAC meeting — so  much PAC...
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Joanne Bays
25
Jun

Reflections about Canada’s first National Farm to School Conference

An interview with Joanne Bays, National Director, Farm to Cafeteria Canada  In May, nearly 300 leaders from across North America gathered in Victoria BC to take part in Canada’s first National Farm to School Conference – an event designed to illuminate and inspire activity to get more local healthy foods in the minds and on the plates of students....
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17
May

Celebrating the Harvest with the Farm to School Young Chef Competition

What is the Young Chef Competition? During the Farm to School National Conference celebrated in Victoria BC (May 15th– 17th), the Young Chef Competition aimed to showcase some of the healthy, delicious dishes that students cook up on a day to day basis at schools across the province. Applications were solicited for student-created recipes from...
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Media Release: Government, Grocers, and Grassroots Invest in Canada’s Farm to School Program
16
May

Media Release: Government, Grocers, and Grassroots Invest in Canada’s Farm to School Program

VANCOUVER, BC, May 16, 2019 Farm to Cafeteria Canada announces new partners and new investments to scale-up the largest federally supported multi-sector national school food program in Canada. By 2020, more than $5.0 M will be invested by the public and the private sector to advance Farm to School: Canada Digs in (F2SCDI) – an...
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