IATP has developed an extensive package of Farm2School promotional tools designed to help schools communicate about their Farm2School activities with students, parents and other stakeholders. Includes helpful graphic and Word Document templates to make your Farm to School foods and activities engaging and visible.
To help K-12 buyers connect with farmers, IATP has put together the attached list of growers. It is organized by region within Minnesota and includes interested farmers from neighboring states. It also shows you whether the farmers can have students visit their farm and if the farmers are interested in visiting schools to support your Farm to School educational effort. (Click the title to access the next page, where you can see the Directory.)
Farm to School Field Guide for Food Service Staff: How-to guide with sections for getting started, working with parents and collaborating with teachers and community.
This one-hour webinar with IATP’s Program Director for Local Foods, JoAnne Berkenkamp, provides a thorough overview of Farm to School and lessons learned from IATP’s Farm to School work in Minnesota.
Kids Cooking Green is a series of classes and activities introducing children to the importance of eating locally grown food.
This legal synopsis provides an overview of the key legal issues involved in farm to school and school garden programs in Minnesota.
Features over 100 large quantity recipes.
Contains detailed information on school lunch budgeting, information and tools for purchasing using a bid process, and resources for setting up a local foods fundraiser.
Eggs: Sale of Locally Raised Eggs to Food Facilities
Food Preservation: Existing Food Facilities Planning to Can Fresh Foods for Sale or Service
Food Preservation: Existing Food Facilities Planning to Freeze, Dry or Otherwise Preserve Fresh Foods for Sale or Service
Hand Sanitizers: Not a Replacement for Handwashing in Food Service Settings
Meat and Poultry: Approved Sources for Meat and Poultry for Foodservice
Mushrooms: Harvesting and Selling Wild Mushrooms in Minnesota
Poultry: Sale of Home or Farm Raised Poultry
Produce: Serving Locally Grown Produce in Food Facilities
A free resource for Food Service staff with ideas for celebrating Minnesota Farm to School Month in the lunchroom!
The Minnesota Grown Program at the MN Department of Agriculture is creating a new database of Minnesota Grown producers who market to wholesale accounts. Wholesale buyers can search the database by product, location and criteria such as liability insurance, organic certification and so on.
Tips, Tools and Resources for Food Distribution and Food Safety: Includes Distribution and Cost Templates, farmer Memorandum of Understanding, produce needs calculator and food safety checklist.
The Oklahoma Farm to School Program is pleased to provide resources that promote healthful eating emphasizing simple and creative ways to utilize Oklahoma-grown produce. The new Farm to School cookbook was developed especially for use in school kitchens, focusing on healthful recipes that incorporate Oklahoma-grown produce. All materials and videos are also made available via the Kidchen Expedition website at www.kidchenexpedition.com or the Oklahoma Farm to School website at www.okfarmtoschool.com.
If you’re looking to add to your collection of delicious, kid-approved recipes that are made from healthy ingredients, look no further than the Recipes for Healthy Kids Cookbooks!
A comprehensive online toolkit with healthy tools for schools developed by Chef Ann Cooper. It includes recipes and resources, and is easily searchable by parents, schools and foodservice staff. Great use of video for teaching skills and techniques like salad bar start up.
This is an extensive online toolkit which offers resources for K-12 school foodservice staff. It features 20 common Farm to School foods and includes large scale recipes, purchasing information, food safety information as well as resources for classroom enrichment, getting started, promotions and links to other Farm to School sites.