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Farm to School

Connecting Massachusetts Farms with School Meals Programs

From kindergarten to college, interest in serving locally grown foods in cafeterias is increasing in Massachusetts and throughout the country. Farm to School is a win-win effort. School food service directors can improve the nutritional value and taste of school meals while also supporting the local economy. Farmers selling locally-grown products to schools can earn a profit while finding new ways to connect with local consumers.

How to Participate

The organizations below work with both farmers and school food service personnel to bring locally grown products into schools and other institutions. Whether your are a farmer or food service director, the resources below can help you learn more.


Massachusetts Farm to School

School Garden Food Safety

USDA Farm to School Program

USDA Farm to School Census

Farm to Institution New England

National Farm to School Network


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