Farm to School Grant Recipients Share their Stories

Welcome to the Farm to School Canada grant recipient blog. This is a forum where schools share stories about the activities that are underway to close the distance between the field and the tray. Each illuminates a bee hive of activity engaging students, volunteers, cooks, chefs, teachers, principals, parents, gardeners and bakers, farmers, and cheese makers alike. The impact and the benefits of the programs jump off the page. We hope they inspire you as they did us!
2016 Grant Recipients
2018 Grant Recipients


Collège Servite École Secondaire – Ayer’s Cliff, QC
L’école Apostolique Elementary – Chicoutimi, QC (funded by our partners at Québec en Forme)
École Chavigny Secondaire – Trois Rivières, QC
École Louis de France – Trois Rivières, QC
École Secondaire de l’Escale – Asbestos, QC
École Secondaire Jean Gauthier – Alma QC
École Secondaire d’Oka – Oka, QC
École St Denis – St-Denis-sur-Richelie, QC
École Sainte-Flore – Shawinigan, QC
Waterloo Elementary School – Granby, QC


Bruce Peninsula Elementary, Middle and Secondary School – Lion’s Head, ON
Carleton Village and Wellness Academy (Elementary) – Toronto, ON
Elizabeth Wynwood Secondary School – Ottawa, ON
Forest Public School – St Thomas, ON
Holy Rosary Catholic Elementary School – Burlington, ON
Lambton-Kent Composite Secondary School – Dresden, ON
Marc Garneau Collegiate Institute (Secondary) – Toronto, ON
Monsignor Morrison Public School – St Thomas, ON
Sir Guy Carleton Secondary School – Ottawa, ON
St Jean de Brebeuf Catholic Secondary School – Hamilton, ON
St Luke Catholic Elementary School – Oakville, ON


Clarenville Middle School – Clarenville, NL
Immaculate Heart of Mary Elementary School – Corner Brook, NL
St Teresa’s Elementary School – St John’s, NL

New Brunswick

École Abbey-Landry– Memramcook, NB
École Regionale Sainte-Anne – Sainte-Anne-de-Madawaska, NB
Geary Elementary School – Geary, NB
Riverview Middle School – Riverview, NB
L’ecole Antonine-Maillet and L’ecole Le Marais – Dieppe, NB

British Columbia

Agnes L Mathers Elementary School – Sandspit, BC
Brooklyn Elementary School – Comox, BC
Mark R. Isfeld Secondary School – Courtenay, BC
Tahayghen Elementary School – Masset, BC

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

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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Cardinal Leger Secondary School

Chef Lancers Lead the Way with a Lean Green Gardening Machine!

Cardinal Leger Secondary School, Brampton ON 2017-2018 (Year 2) Three inspiring chefs working together on a massive task is usually a recipe for a disaster. Here at Cardinal Leger the only recipe was WORKING WELL AS A COMMUNITY! This year Cardinal Leger’s Hospitality program was faced with a massive task. The three Chefs/Teachers found out...
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Winlaw Elementary School, Winlaw, BC

Winlaw School Plants for Bees and Borscht

Winlaw Elementary School, Winlaw, BC 2017-2018 (Year 2) Winlaw is a small town in the middle of the Slocan Valley in B.C.’s West Kootenay region.  As part of our Farm to School program, we have had our school garden for two years.  This fall, we were excited to see what grew over the summer.  We...
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Fellowes High School

Fellowes Fresh Food Project

Fellows High School, Pembroke, ON 2017-2018 (Year 2) Fellowes High School, is located in Pembroke, ON in the Ottawa Valley. It is the largest of seven high schools in the school board with a little over 700 students enrolled. Students come from elementary schools within the small city of Pembroke as well as nearby farming...
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École Robb Road’s Salad Bar is Growing!

Ecole Robb Road, Comox, BC 2017-2018 (Year 2) Our second year of Salad Bar has been a delicious meal to count on every Tuesday at École Robb Road Elementary in Comox, British Columbia. We are so fortunate to live in the Comox Valley, to be able to enjoy the bounty of our veggie growing community...
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Primrose Elementary School & Local Food … A Love Story

Primrose Elementary School, Primrose, ON Total student enrollment: 520 2017-2018 (Year 2) The Salad Bar at Primrose ES has made a big impact at the school. Starting with the visual impact, it is served in our main foyer, where people coming in and out of the school see it in progress, enjoy the bright colours...
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Templeton Secondary

Templeton High School, Vancouver, BC 2017-2018 (Year 2) This is our third year running our garden, and in these three years our school of 850 students has seen some amazing moments of learning, both for students and staff. Running a high school garden, even in this short amount of time, has provided the opportunity for...
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THINKING and EATING local at Oakwood Public School

Oakwood Public School, Oakville, ON 2017-2018 (Year 2) Oakwood Public School is located in Oakville, ON. We are a JK-Gr. 5 school with a current student enrolment of 222, in the GTA- Greater Toronto Area. Town of Oakville is ranked 6th, in top 10 best cities to settle in Canada as new immigrants. Our journey...
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Horsefly Elementary Junior Secondary Schools, Williams Lake BC

Adventures in Horsefly

Horsefly Elementary School, Horsefly, BC 2017-2018 (Year 2) In the middle of the Province of BC, about 45 minutes east of Williams Lake, in prime ranching and forestry country, surrounded by mountains, lakes and wildlife, one will find the thriving metropolis of Horsefly which includes one very friendly, family-based school, Horsefly Elementary/Junior Secondary. Our school,...
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Microsoft Word - FINAL GRANT APPLICATION BC ON (V9) JAN 15 2016.