Virtual Farm Field Trips
Trip to Donaldson Farms in Hackettstown, NJ
Trip to an Urban Farm in Morristown, NJ
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The last week in September is when New Jersey celebrates our agricultural past, present and future with schools across the state. Connecting the classroom to the cafeteria, curriculum that supports nutrition education and all healthy eating, school gardens and school meals is what Farm to School is all about.
October is National Farm to School Month! Join us and thousands of schools, early care and education sites, farms, communities and organizations across the country as we celebrate food education, school gardens and lunch trays filled with healthy, local ingredients. Here are several easy ways to get involved.
The winner of the 2019 Farmer Recognition Award goes to Cecil Creek Farm. Click here to learn more about the Farm and how they are teaching the next generation of students about New Jersey agriculture. Check out the press release of our visit to Cecil Creek Farm and presentation of the Award, here.
Philip's Academy Charter School in Newark, NJ won the 2018-2019 Best in NJ Farm to School Award. We presented them their Award on their rooftop garden on September 23 during Jersey Fresh Farm to School Week. Read the press release, here. To learn more about Philip's Academy EcoSpaces Program, click here.
The New Jersey Department of Agriculture awarded $10,000 in competitive mini grants to nine schools in 2018 to develop Farm to School activities in New Jersey schools. Click here for the full article. The next round of Farm to School mini grants is in the works; please sign-up for our updates on our homepage to stay in the loop.