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Farm to School Month Canada

What is Farm to School Month?
Each October, Farm to Cafeteria Canada collaborates with lead agencies across the nation to organize and deliver the annual Farm to School Month CANADA celebrations. These celebrations run concurrent to those organized by the US National Farm to School Network. Farm to School Month is designed to engage and connect pre-school, school-age (K-12) and campus communities to showcase the numerous and diverse farm and local food to school initiatives happening across the country, while inspiring others to join the movement.
Anyone can celebrate Farm to School Month! If you’re excited about healthy, local, sustainable food in schools and on campuses, then we invite and encourage you to join us,every year, throughout October as we celebrate Farm to School in Canada.

2019 Winners and Campaign Highlights

2018 Winners and Campaign Highlights

Celebrate farm to school month!

It’s easy to participate and everyone is invited to the table. 

  • Get inspired by stories of Farm to School in Canada 
  • Put your school or campus on our living map of Farm to School activity in Canada 
  • Share your activity or event by posting it to our Farm to School Month Canada calendar
  • Join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #F2SMonth2019 and sign-up for our newsletter to receive the latest news on Farm to School in Canada
  • See our full list of ideas to get involved

Useful Definitions

School: an institute of learning. Includes preschools, elementary schools, middle schools, secondary schools, after school programs, colleges, universities and other institutes of higher learning.

Local Food: Food produced as close to the school as possible or food produced within your province.

Healthy Food: Foods that are as fresh as possible, minimally processed and packaged, and low in simple sugars, salt and fats.

Sustainable Food: food that has been produced using methods that support the health of people, place and planet.

Past Campaigns

Harvesting Potatoes at Bernice MacNaughton High School, Moncton NB / Récolte de pommes de terre, école secondaire Bernice MacNaughton, Moncton, N.-B.

2014 Farm to School Month Canada Photo Gallery

Estelle, grade 8, Ecole Secondaire Catholique Garneau, ON

2015 Farm to School Month Canada Photo Gallery

Elsipogtog garden coordinator and a summer visitor. The Elsipogtog School, NB.

2016 Farm to School Month Canada Photo Gallery

Heloise Lorimer School, Mrs. Quirk, F2SM 2017

2017 Farm to School Month Canada Photo Gallery

Campus des Îles-de-la-Madeleine_QC_ Josiane Bergeron

2018 Farm to School Month Canada Photo Gallery

Farm to School, Farm to School Canada

2019 Farm to School Month Canada Photo Gallery