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21
Nov

Native Farm to School Guide

Connecting Traditional Foods, Stories, Language, and Community Developed through an analysis of Native and non-Native Farm to School programs, the Native Farm to School Guide: Connecting Traditional Foods, Stories, Language, and Community guide identifies best practices, lessons learned, biggest challenges and case studies of successful programs. The Guide also outlines planning activities, assessment tools, and...
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14
Nov

From Planters to a School Food Forest

Toronto’s Kapapamahchakwew Wandering Spirit School has big plans for a sustainable food system Ismaila Alfa from CBC’s Metro Morning in Toronto met with a class at Toronto’s Kapapamahchakwew Wandering Spirit School, a 2022 Farm to School Canada grant recipient. He spoke with the Outdoor Education teacher, Laurie LaBrecque, as the grade 3 class was playing the three sisters...
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26
Oct

Webinar Recording: Serving Traditional Indigenous Food In Schools

A recording is now available of the Indigenous School Food Circle‘s recent webinar on how school food programs are serving traditional Indigenous foods: The webinar features the following speakers: Clifford Gladue, Kee Tas Kee Now Tribal Council Education Authority Scott Hall and Bruce Cutknife, Maskwacîs Education Schools Commission Candace Weir, Shelly Crack and Elizabeth Moore, Haida...
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18
Jul

What have our 2020 Grant Recipients been up to?

Two years of growing, learning and participating in local food systems! About the Farm to School Canada Grants Offered in partnership with Whole Kids Foundation and delivered directly to schools, Farm to School Canada Grants are valued at up to $10,000 each and are designed to bring more healthy, local foods into school communities. They...
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18
Jul

Students Exploring Nutrition and Making Connections

Wiikwemkoong High School – Wikwemikong, ON Grant term 2020-2022 The Wiikwemkoong High School provided opportunities to enhance student’s learning and understanding of a variety of concepts through the green industries course offered. The students focused on growing vegetables from the seeds in the community greenhouse, to rearing them and transplanting them into the local community...
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11
Jul

Edible Education Community of Practice Webinar: “Walking Forward: Learning from Place”

On May 24, 2022, the Edible Education Community of Practice hosted the last meeting of the 2021/2022 school year on the theme of land-based learning. In November, we recorded a conversation with three educators, and heard about their land-based learning practices. In March, we heard from two educators about how to incorporate Indigenous plants into...
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24
Jun

Food Sovereignty in 3 Grow Projects at Sturgeon Lake School

Photo: Grade 4/5 students planting potatoes eyes Sturgeon Lake First Nation School, Valleyview, AB Grant term 2020-2022 Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation School, home of the Eagles, is located in northern Alberta, and is part of the Treaty 8 area. There are 126 students from K4 – Grade 12 and many of them love to hunt,...
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20
Jun

The Eastern Townships: when farms and schools become ONE

Originally published on  May 31, 2022 by Equiterre The Eastern Townships region is alive with initiatives and partnerships involving schools and local farms. Together, and with the support of community organizations, they are compete with the best in the country to take school food supply further. The history of learning circles Inspired by the highly...
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16
May

Amplifying Youth Voices: A recap of activities in March 2022

Farm to Cafeteria Canada (F2CC) works towards realizing vibrant and sustainable food systems by supporting school communities to get more students get more kids growing, cooking, serving and eating local food at school.Through a recent strategic planning process, F2CC identified a need to create a National Youth Engagement Strategy that amplifies the voices of the...
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12
May

Edible Education Community of Practice Webinar: “Walking Forward: Learning from Place”

The final Edible Education Community of Practice meeting of the 2021/2022 school year will be held on Tuesday, May 24 3-4 PST / 6-7 EST! If you are a teacher who wants to integrate First People’s Principles of Learning into your outdoor education, this will be a wonderful opportunity to learn more about ready-to-use resources....
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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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What is Farm to School?
CDN Fact Sheet


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Farm to School: Canada Digs in!
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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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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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