Farm2School Stories

06-26-2012The freshest for the youngest   June 2012 IATP is pleased to announce our new partnership with child-care provider New Horizon Academy (NHA) and the launch of our Farm to Child Care pilot program (press release). Working with New Horizon, IATP is...
05-23-2012Soda Makers Scramble to Fill Void as Sales Drop   May 2012   In much the same way their ancestors on the prairie had to check their guns at the door of the saloon, the 320 students in the Faulkton Area School District in tiny Faulkton, S.D., will be required to...
Farm-to-school food: Beyond apples to grass-fed hot dogs March 2012   Every year, the Minneapolis-based Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy surveys Minnesota schools to measure how much local food schools are providing to students.   The numbers are out again and they...
Changes Target Healthier School FoodJanuary 2012 School cafeterias will be serving more nutritious meals with twice as many fruits and vegetables, more whole grains and less sodium and fat under new guidelines that will revamp the federally backed school meals...
Coming full circle: Farm to School partnership provides year-round food and education December 2011 For Jessica Paul and Ricardo Piedade, farming has always been about more than just producing food. As owners and operators of JPS Farms, a 20 acre organic operation east of North Branch, Minnesota, the two strive to...
Digging Root Vegetables in Goodhue CountySeptember 2011 To say that L&R Poultry & Produce is big on root vegetables would be an understatement!  Each year the family-owned and operated farm near Northfield, Minnesota, produces thousands of pounds of red,...
Farms, Foraging and Freezing: Farm to School Innovations in Western MinnesotaWhat do you do if your Farm to School program yields more cabbage, squash, peppers and zucchini than you know what to do with? Well, if you are Jeanine Bowman, Foodservice Director of the Benson and Morris Area Public Schools,...
The Farm on St. MathiasMay 2011 For the past six years, the Farm on St. Mathias has been an integral part of the community in North-Central Minnesota. The 80 acre farm, located three miles south of Brainerd, has sold produce to local restaurants, been...

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