Michigan Farm to School


Farm to School centers around efforts to serve local foods in school and early childcare and education food programs but applies to a variety of initiatives in Michigan, including school garden programs, fundraisers using local agricultural  products, farmer visits to school classrooms and cafeterias and field trips to nearby farms. Farm to Institution is a more encompassing term, in which institutions including schools, early childcare programs, hospitals and colleges (among others) connect with area farmers, food producers and vendors to provide local food for food service programs.

Michigan Farm to School is now teaming up with the Michigan Farmers Market Association (MIFMA) and the MSU Horticulture Department on Hoophouses for Health. This program is designed to help Michigan children and families have better access to good food while supporting Michigan farmers and increasing season extension food production. This project is funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

Michigan Farm to School is part of the National Farm to School Network and is a founding partner in the Michigan Junior Chef Competition.

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To join the Michigan Farm to School Listserv, enter the requested information and click on "Link Now" to submit your request.


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