News from the Massachusetts Farm to School Project

A Season of Celebration and of Change

While we work all year long to make sure locally grown foods find their way into school cafeterias, October is a month to truly celebrate local food with our friends near and far. Here in Massachusetts the harvest is at its autumn peak! Itโ€™s National Farm to School Month and around the US school districts are showcasing their unique ways of bringing the farm to the fork. Mass. Farm to School Project kicked off the month with our 7th annual Harvest for Students Week. And, of course, Food Day is a major October highlight too.

We heard from many colleges, independent, and public schools about their Harvest Week activities. From a week of all-local menus to the unveiling of a new salad bar to classroom walks to the farmers market, students got to enjoy local food in their school meals and connect with the community about where their food comes from. Thanks for participating! …

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