It’s Farm to School Month!
October 03, 2018
Everyone can celebrate Farm to School Month this October!
Schools can invite a chef or farmer to visit with keiki, host a student farmers’ market, serve local produce as a snack, or coordinate a family event and give tours of the school’s garden! Farm Field Trips are a great way to celebrate Farm to School month and connect students to how food is grown and the farmers who grow it! Check out our list of Farm Field Trip Sites and remember that Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation Field Trip Grants are available to assist schools with costs (admission and/or bus).
Families can host a locally grown meal with friends, visit their local farmers’ market, plant a garden, visit a local farm, attend Children and Youth Day (more info below) and more!
Share What You’re Doing to Celebrate Farm to School Month! Email details to [email protected] and we’ll share them in our upcoming newsletters and social media. If you’re on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, tag your posts with #ainainschools, #AAOlocalfood, and #farmtoschool, and join folks across the nation to support local food. Take a snapshot of you tasting delicious food this month and tag it with #ChompHawaii (See next article.)
For more ideas and resources to celebrate Farm to School Month, check out the National Farm to School Network’s (NFSN) resources. Visit the ʻĀINA In Schools page to learn more about Farm to School happenings in Hawaiʻi!