2021 Fresh from the Farm Healthy Fundraiser for Ontario Schools

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Author: Sustain Ontario

Posted: September 24, 2021

Categories: Edible Education Network / Good Food Ideas for Kids / GoodFoodBites / School Food News / Schools

Ontario schools! Are you interested in raising funds for your school while supporting local farmers and selling Ontario-grown fruit and vegetables?

There is still time to enrol in the 2021 Fresh from the Farm, Healthy Fundraiser for Ontario Schools!

The Fresh from the Farm Fundraiser provides schools the opportunity to raise funds by selling fresh, Ontario-grown fruit and vegetables to the community, while promoting healthy eating and supporting Ontario farmers. Fresh from the Farm is a single fundraising event, with the school delivery scheduled for an advised date in November through to early December.

You can find more details on the FAQ page here. The timeline for 2021 is copied below:

  • June 14 to October 8: School champion enrols the school
  • September 7: Students begin to fundraise
  • October 18: Deadline for submitting orders/changes to orders

Since Fresh from the Farm’s launch in 2013, 2,200 schools have raised over $1.9 million for school initiatives, selling 4.3 million pounds of fresh Ontario-grown fruit and vegetables to Ontario families. This has generated almost $5 million in local food sales.

We encourage any interested schools to learn more at FreshFromFarm.ca. Please share with any school champions who may be interested!