Farm to School Month Canada

October is Farm to School Month!

The 2019 theme is 

Healthy People, Healthy Planet

This year, Farm to School Month aims to engage and empower children and youth to learn about actions they can take to promote the health of both people and planet. Join us throughout October as we shine a spotlight on Farm to School and share resources and tips for incorporating healthy and environmentally sustainable practices into school and campus food activities. 

(Registration is live October 1, 2019)

Once again we’re pleased to offer 3 grants of $1,500 each to grow Farm to School across 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 throughout October. Spread the word using the hashtag #F2SMonth2019, register your activities on our Farm to School Month Calendar and check out our list of other ways to get involved.

2018 Winners and Campaign Highlights

Celebrate farm to school month!

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

  • Participate in the Zero Food Waste challenge and you could win $1,500 for your school.
  • 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
Calendar of Farm to School Month Events
Farm to School is happening across Canada and our national calendar of Farm to School Month events is a tool to help capture activities happening in October that celebrate bringing more of the local harvest to the minds and plates of Canadian children and youth.  Take a few moments to register your own event, or check out what’s happening in your region, and across the country.

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