Local Food Procurement Toolbox: How to Purchase and use more Local Foods in Early Childhood Programs

Local Food Procurement Toolbox: How to Purchase and use more Local Foods in Early Childhood Programs

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Local food purchasing is one component of farm to early care and education (ECE), which also includes on-site gardens and food, nutrition, and agriculture education. This toolbox and the tools in it are meant for early childhood programs interested in purchasing local food. It provides an overview of purchasing local food for early childhood programs, federal funding opportunities that can support local purchasing, and step-by-step instructions for purchasing from a variety of different local food sources. This toolbox can be used collectively or as individual components tailored to specific program goals.

This guide is authored by: 

  • Abby Harper, Farm to School Specialist, MSU Center for Regional Food Systems
  • Colleen Matts, Farm to Institution Specialist, MSU Center for Regional Food Systems

Resource PDF coming soon!

Author(s): Abby Harper, Colleen Matts
Date: April 20, 2017

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