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26
Jan

The Impacts of Farm to School Run Deep in our Communities

In October, we released our Farm to School: Canada Digs In! Report 2020, which demonstrates how farm to school initiatives can significantly support public health, education & learning, economic development, and community connections. We’re now excited to share our new 9-minute Farm to School: Canada Digs In! video — available in English and French—that communicates...
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26
Jun

The Crunch Cafe Salad Bar at St Luke’s

St. Luke Catholic Elementary School Oakville, Ontario 2018-2019 (Grant Year 2) St. Luke School in Oakville has just finished its second full school year offering the Crunch Cafe Salad Bar to its students.    First introduced in the fall of 2018, the Crunch Cafe provides students with a variety of fresh vegetables, fruit, protein and...
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Farm to Campus, Farm to School Canada
07
Feb

Building a healthy & inclusive food culture at McGill University

By John Vu Amongst the many different definitions and interpretations of sustainability, there is a need for a standardized metric that all post-secondary campuses can follow.  The Good Food Challenge (GFC) provides a rigorous national standard for Good Food (measured by the Good Food Calculator), captures best practices in campus food procurement, and establishes a...
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Open Roads Public School, Dryden, ON
27
Jan

Open Roads Eats Local

Open Roads Public School, Dryden, ON 2017-2018 (Year 2) The Open Roads salad bar cart is up and rolling again.  This year we’re looking at using our “famous” homemade salad dressing as a fundraiser to support our goal to make the salad bar accessible to all.  As of yet unnamed, our salad dressing is the...
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Farm to School, Farm to School Canada
08
Nov

Recipe for a Halloween Harvest Lunch

At Salt Spring Elementary (SSE), we celebrated National Farm-to-School Month with an all-school, community Harvest Lunch. Here’s how it happened. Last June kindergartners planted turban squash seeds donated by Salt Spring Seeds and over the summer, Camp Collosal participants watered and cared for the Hillside Garden, snacking on what was ripe and harvesting some of...
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Farm to School, Farm to School Canada
18
Oct

Serving up “fresh and delicious” with Farm to School at St Jean de Brebeuf

St Jean de Brebeuf Catholic Secondary School Hamilton, Ontario 2018-2019 (Grant Year 1) Our Farm to Cafeteria story started back in 2016 when Chef Luigi Chiarini from St Jean de Brebeuf Catholic Secondary School in Hamilton, Ontario was able to take over operation of the school cafeteria and began planning for a cafeteria run by...
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27
Aug

Salad Days at MGCI 

Marc Garneau Collegiate Institute (Secondary), Toronto, ON 2018-2019 (Grant Year 1) Our journey began in 2017 with a casual conversation: a student garden would support our greenhouse activities, and make a great connection for our hospitality program… and with that we should have a student salad bar! Our overall vision was to foster a culture of local...
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Salisbury Elementary school, Salisbury NB
31
Jul

Expanding Food Literacy Through Farm to School

Salisbury Elementary School, Salisbury, New Brunswick 2018-2019 (Grant Year 1) The Farm to School grant to Salisbury Elementary school allowed us to expand our goals of providing food literacy to our students. Students brainstormed ideas around promoting our Salad Bar. They created posters, songs and digital pictures. They started a “buy 5 salads and get...
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Sydenham High School, Sydenham, ON
26
Jul

Elementary and High School Work Together for Salad Bar Success!

Sydenham High School, Sydenham, ON 2018-2019 (Additional Story) Sydenham High School is in a rural setting yet holds about 700 students.  It was very fortunate to receive a beautiful new kitchen as part of a renovation a few years ago.  In collaboration with our neighbouring elementary school, Loughborough, we have been helping to provide local...
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