Missouri Farm to School

October is National Farm to School Month

October is Farm to School Month

The Missouri Farm to School team invites your school to enter the Take a Local Bite in the Lunchroom contest throughout October.

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The best things to eat often grow close to home.

Missouri Farm to School works with schools, farmers, vendors and communities to get more fresh, flavorful foods to local cafeterias. By increasing access to these foods, we not only help the littlest Missourians develop healthy, life-long eating habits, but we also support family farmers and our economy. What are you waiting for? Try a little local today!

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Farm to School Works

Research carried out by the National Farm to School Network shows that Farm to School programs can result in:

  • Students consuming more fruits and vegetables and having greater knowledge of agriculture and healthy eating.
  • School food service operations increasing both the amount of fresh fruits and vegetables served and increasing their revenues from adult and student participation in school meal programs.
  • Farmers diversifying their markets, securing contracts for their products, and establishing grower collaboratives and cooperatives.

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