Farm2School Stories

07-23-2013Minneapolis Public Schools food truck promotes healthy lunch for all kids“My son ate broccoli and carrots for the first time, seeing his peers do it. And the ranch dressing helped,” said Andrea Worsfeld, picnicking at Jackson Square Park with her two year old son, his six week old sibling...
06-10-2013Planting the seeds: Connect kids with farms using the MN Grown directoryAs I dream of real summer weather, one of the things I look forward to most is picking strawberries with my little cousins at a pick-your-own farm near our family cabin up in Aitkin County. The first time we tried it, the kids...
04-12-2013School freezer may be next stop for local food movement  In the school cafeteria at Sibley East, Joan Budahn stocks the food line with the makings for Mexican haystacks, a kid-friendly version of taco salad. Ground beef, corn chips and beans are piled neatly inside silver trays...
04-08-2013The price of perfection It’s tough not being perfect. Everyone who has ever had a bad hair day knows that. And that’s no more true than for those misshapen, oddly sized fruits and vegetables that Mother Nature inevitably produces. For them...
02-07-2013Childcare: Fertile ground for healthy young eaters  When a four year old in our project was asked recently where carrots come from, he pretty well nailed it: “The ground, and farmers water them and pick them and give them to people and bunnies too, and stores.”...
02-01-2013School kitchen grant program announced by Minnesota Dept of Agriculture  MDA issues Request for Proposals for farm to school grants. Deadline to submit RFP is March 15, 2013. ST. PAUL, Minn.  – The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP)...
11-20-2012IATP receives federal support for regional Farm to School innovationThe Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy is pleased to announce that we’ve been chosen as a recipient by the USDA’s new Farm to School grant program. Farm to School efforts that connect K-12 students to foods...
07-30-2012Sibley East High School: Growing a Better School LunchOver 9 months in the making this video documents one of Minnesota's largest school gardens. Located in Arlington Minnesota we followed a school ag class from seeding to harvest through a school year. This video documents that...

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