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Farm to School Month
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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Campus des Îles-de-la-Madeleine_QC_ Josiane Bergeron
15
Nov

Farm to School Month 2018: Winners and Campaign Highlights

Photo: Campus des Îles-de-la-Madeleine, QC. Credit:Josiane Bergeron We are  pleased to announce the recipients of our Farm to School Month Canada 2018 Grants!   WALTER E HARRIS PUBLIC SCHOOL Oshawa, Ontario 70 students Digging In to Farm to School Month They are excited and inspired by F2S because: I love when my students take the opportunity...
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Crooked-Horn-Farm
02
Nov

BC Farmer Profile: Crooked Horn Farm in BC’s Slocan Valley

Angela Weir and Gord Spankie Crooked Horn Farm Winlaw, Slocan Valley, BC Number of years at the business 10 years What school (or schools) are you connected with? Winlaw Elementary School. We have supplied food to the Whole School and WE Graham  Community School as well. What food(s) or services(s) do you provide to this/these...
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Lester Farm Market, Farmer
31
Oct

Farm to School in Newfoundland

A Conversation with 6th Generation Farmer, Susan Lester Susan Lester, Market Manager at Lester’s Farm & Market 173 Brookfield Road, St, John’s, NL “My name is Susan Lester, I am the market manager at my family farm, Lester’s Farm Market located on Brookfield Road. As most farm kids, I grew up helping out on the...
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BC Farmer Profile: Growing sprouts and greens for Vancouver Island Schools
29
Oct

BC Farmer Profile: Growing Sprouts and Greens for Vancouver Island Schools

Carmen Wakeling, Owner, CEO Eatmore Sprouts & Greens Ltd. 2604 Grieve Rd. Courtenay, BC, V9J 1S7 (Vancouver Island) Number of years at the business 35 What school (or schools) are you connected with? Huband Park Elementary and École Robb Road Elementary What food(s) or services(s) do you provide to this/these school(s)? We are providing Certified...
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Axil Gardens
22
Oct

Farm to School at Axil Gardens

With 15 years organic gardening experience, Axil Gardens official startup was in June 2017, where the gardens were built to serve dual purpose as restaurant supply and a teaching environment. Axil Gardens offers gardening workshops, childrens’ summer camps, and garden consulting for business, school and home gardens. Axil Gardens started working with local schools in...
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National Farm-to-School Month: Highlighting 30 Innovative Programs from Across the Globe
12
Oct

Highlighting 30 Innovative Farm to School Programs from Across the Globe

October is national Farm-to-School Month in the United States. Thousands of schools, education sites, and organizations across the world, are embracing food education through school gardens, educational farms, and school meals filled with nutritious, local, and seasonal ingredients. It’s time to celebrate farm-to-school organizations from around the globe. Farm-to-school programs can help bring locally sourced and nutritious...
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Fiddle Foot Farm, ON
10
Oct

Who Puts the Farm in Farm-to-School?

Amy Ouchterlony, Farmer & Co-owner of Fiddle Foot Farm in Mulmur Township, has been supplying vegetables to the Farm to School: Canada Digs In! Salad Bar Program since its beginning. The farm, run by Amy and her partner, has been in business since 2011. For most of that time, they have been supplying nutritious and...
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Schools Take Root - Farmer
09
Oct

Schools Take Root Supplies Schools with Organic Veggie Baskets

More than 20 local farms will supply 74 schools with organic baskets this fall! The Schools Take Root project aims to create awareness about local, organic food in Quebec schools by implementing the sale of organic vegetable baskets grown by local farmers as a fundraising event. This helps get children and their families interested in...
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## New Resource!# **Traditional Foods in Montana School Meals**This terrific new resource by **Indigikitchen.com** was created to help food service directors identify, procure, and successfully incorporate traditional, healthy foods into their breakfast and lunch programs. It is also a teaching tool to educate those interested in traditional foods about American Indian nations and tribal communities.You'll find:* Details on traditional foods of Montana* Crediting information for common traditional foods* Standardized recipes for food service directors to implement in their programs***Enjoy!***www.farmtocafeteriacanada.ca/2023/02/traditional-foods-in-montana-school-meals/#farm2school #localfood #schoolfood #indigenousfood #indigenousfoodways ... See MoreSee Less
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This is a very good food box story from the Lush Valley Food Action Society on Vancouver Island.And I have seen similar stories in more northern BC Communities (I shall forward one shortly).Yes, local and sustainable all year round IS possible. And such foods can cost LESS than the unreal prices we are currently seeing in our grocery stories. Given our institutions spend billions on food annually, insisting on targets for the procurement of local sustainable foods could be the DRIVER of the change we seek with our food systems. This is ONE big reason why I strongly encourage inclusion of the words local and sustainable in ANY asks of those who fund food in our public institutions.During the month of January, LUSH Valley distributed over 1,000 Good Food Boxes and purchased nearly $7,000 of produce directly from Comox Valley Farmers.Farms included Paradise Meadows, Beaufort Farm, Ridgewood Farms, Sieffert's Farm Market, Lentelus Farms, Two Roads Farm, Pendleton Farm, Kloverdalen Farm, Whitaker Farm, and Amara Farm. Potatoes, squash, shallots, and cabbage are only a few of the locally-grown vegetables distributed in last month’s Boxes.Good Food Boxes are available to community members for $30 each. They’re a great way to support local Farmers, incorporate more fresh foods into your diet, and give a small margin to LUSH Valley that can be put towards better nourishing our community. This week’s Good Food Boxes contain: 🍐 Pears & Apples 🥦 Broccoli & Romaine 🥕 Carrots & Cucumbers 🧅 Yellow Onions & Red Peppers 🍅 Grape Tomatoes & Sieffert's Potatoes 🍳 Eggs from Ridgewood Farms 🌿 Fresh RosemaryTo purchase your Box or Give the Gift of A Good Food Box, visit www.localline.ca/fruit-and-veg. 9:00 AM on Monday is the deadline to place an order for pick-up for that same week. ... See MoreSee Less
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Helpful Resources

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What is Farm to School?
CDN Fact Sheet


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Farm to School: Canada Digs in!
CDN Video


Farm to School: Canada Digs In

Farm to School: Canada Digs in!
CDN Storybook


New Brunswick Farm to School Guide

New Brunswick Farm to School Guide


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A New Crunch in School Lunch: BC Farm to School Salad Bar Guide.
BC Toolkit


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Tools From The Shed: Practical resources to operationalize your program
BC toolkit designed to accompany A New Crunch in School Lunch:  The BC  Farm to School Guide


F2S salad bars take root in New Brunswick

Looking for salad bar equipment in BC?


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Farm to School Frequently Asked Food Safety Questions: BC Guidelines


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For Information about your grant Email: grants@farmtocafeteriacanada.ca

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Join the CDN F2S Movement

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Put your School on the National Farm to School Map

 

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USEFUL RESOURCES

f2s_aboutus_2015_en_online

What is Farm to School?
F2CC Fact Sheets


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Farm to School: Canada Digs In
F2CC Video


Farm to School: Canada Digs In

Farm to School: Canada Digs In
F2CC Storybook


New Brunswick Farm to School Guide

New Brunswick Farm to School Guide


Need more help? Contact us!

For information on F2S Grants, email : grants@farmtocafeteriacanada.ca

To contact a Regional lead near you : Regional Leads

JOIN THE FARM TO SCHOOL MOVEMENT AT F2CC

Become a member of Farm to Cafeteria Canada

(Membership is free. Receive 2 newsletters a year and intermittent announcements.)

Add your school to the National School Food Map!

 

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