Farm to School enriches the connection communities have with fresh, healthy food and local food producers by changing food purchasing and education practices at K-12 schools and preschools. Students gain access to healthy, local foods as well as education opportunities such as school gardens, cooking lessons and farm field trips. Farm to school empowers children and their families to make informed food choices while strengthening the local economy and contributing to vibrant communities. 40% of Montana school districts surveyed by USDA say they participate in farm to school activities.
Montana Farm to School is a collaboration between the Montana Office of Public Instruction, Montana Team Nutrition Program, Montana State University, and other partners.
Local Farms, Local Kids: A Montana Farm to School Movie from the Mission Mountain Food Enterprise Center