Category Archives: Farm to School

October is Farm to School Month

October is National Farm to School Month and this year Idaho Preferred® will work to help schools in Idaho take part in this celebration by incorporating Idaho foods into cafeteria menus, offering classroom curriculum and suggesting physical activities. We are encouraging Idaho schools to incorporate a local food in their breakfast, lunch or snack menus. […]

Highlights from Farm to School Month

In 2010, Congress designated October as National Farm-to-School Month to encourage local foods in schools, support the local agriculture economy and to educate students about the foods they consume. Throughout the month, Idaho celebrated connections between schools and local food. To assist schools in their efforts, a farm-to-school newsletter was distributed to teachers and food […]

Farm to School Month Success in Idaho

What Happened During Farm to School Month? A lot! Thanks to all of our outstanding schools who took “One Small Step” and added local products to their cafeteria menus, classroom curriculum and activities! October was National Farm to School Month and this year the Idaho State Department of Agriculture’s Idaho Preferred® Program launched a statewide […]

Idaho Celebrates National Farm to School Month

IDAHO TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL FARM TO SCHOOL MONTH IN OCTOBER The Idaho State Department of Agriculture’s Idaho Preferred® Program will celebrate statewide Farm to School Month in October as part of the National Farm to School Month. The initiative seeks to feature the ways farm-to-school efforts can improve child nutrition, support local economies and educate […]

Farm to School Survey: How Does Idaho Compare?

The preliminary Farm to School Census results are in!  The USDA has released some of the results for their recent Farm to School Census.  The census was sent out to school districts across the nation to ask specific questions about participation, items served, benefits and challenges to serving local foods, and other important considerations for […]