F2S News: May 2011

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The Farm on St. Mathias

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 a presence at the farmers market, provided farm tours and donated land for community gardens to local nonprofits. Farm owners Arlene and Bob Jones are passionate about the aesthetic beauty of their farm, the benefits of gardening and farming, and now, Farm to School. Read More


Strong relationships between schools and farmers benefit students

As interest in Farm to School increases, relationships between schools and their farm partners continue to grow stronger. San Diego growers are coming together to create a food hub to meet the needs of schools and other institutions interested in local sourcing.

Meanwhile, foodservice staff are identifying unused land in the school district that could potentially become a source of locally grown food for their schools. Read More

Farm to School Program could help kids eat better

VIDEO: The public schools in Clear Lake, Iowa are diving into Farm to School as a strategy for linking kids with healthy foods and connecting with local producers. Says farmer Jan Libbey, "Where we want to be is seeing local food be a more significant piece of our food source and our food system and schools are certainly a piece of that." This video gives you the scoop on Clear Lake. Read More



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