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As we gear up for the Fall season, use these resources to be safe on the farm.
The USDA with other food organizations around the United States have compiled a searchable database of food system resources.
The last full week of September is when New Jersey celebrates our agricultural past, present and future with schools across the state with Jersey Fresh Farm to School Week. 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. 2020 was our 10th Annual Jersey Fresh Farm to School Week from September 21-25. Thank you to everyone who joined us and especially those who joined in our first ever Spirirt Week!
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 2020 Farmer Recognition Award goes to Drop the Beet Farms. 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 Drop the Beet Farms and presentation of the Award, here.
Spectrum360 in Livingston, NJ won the 2019-2020 Best in NJ Farm to School Award. Read the press release, here. To learn more about Spectrum360's Culinary 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.