Happy Farm to School Month, Canada! How Will You Think and Eat Local this month?

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Author: Josie Di Felice

Posted: October 3, 2016

Categories: Edible Education Network / GoodFoodBites / News from Sustain Ontario / Schools

This October marks the 3rd Annual National Farm to School Month! Led by Farm to Cafeteria Canada, this month is for celebrating all that is happening across Canada to get more healthy, local and sustainable food into the minds and onto the plates of students.

This year’s theme is #ThinkandEatLocalatSchooland any school that documents and submits their Farm to School story can enter into a draw for one of three $1,500 Farm to School grants!

Here are some ideas if you’re celebrating National Farm to School Month here in Ontario:


About the Farm to School Grants:

Representatives of any preschool, primary, middle, secondary, public, or private school in Canada are eligible to submit their Farm to School story.  Those who register their activity could win 1 of 3 Farm to School grants for their school.  Each valued at $1,500, Farm to Cafeteria Canada is offering:

  • 1 grant available for connecting students to local food producers such as farmers, gardeners, chefs, bakers, cheese makers etc. (value $1500)
  • 1 grant available for engaging students in growing, cooking or preserving local foods at school
  • 1 grant available for increasing the amount of local foods served and eaten in the school cafeteria or preschool

More details are available on the Farm to Cafeteria Canada Website.


More Inspiration:

Are you looking to get a taste of the Farm to School spirit right now? Check out these great videos about inspiring Farm to School work happening in Canada:

FoodShare’s School Grown schoolyard farming project
Farm to Cafeteria: Canada Digs In
Cafeteria Connects & Ecosource, Durham District School Board
✓ Green Industries @ Don Mills Collegiate Institute