The continuing pandemic can make it feel hard to celebrate. But Farm to School Month can also be a time for connecting through food. Schools, early care and education (ECE) sites, farms, communities, and organizations across the state - the country - are celebrating local food during the month of October.
Whether you source and serve Michigan-grown foods, cultivate school gardens, or provide food education, take the time to celebrate and connect through your efforts, however big or small. Along with free resources and events from the National Farm to School Network, here are several ways to acknowledge farm to school month in Michigan:
- Register for the Michigan Apple Crunch.
- Use Cultivate Michigan Featured Foods materials to find and promote local, seasonal foods at institutions, including for fall: tomatoes, winter squash, potatoes, salad greens, celery, and broccoli
- Learn more about 10 Cents a Meal, the state-funded local food incentive program.
- Explore the many Michigan Farm to School and Michigan Farm to ECE resources available to support these programs in action.