SDE: Farm to School

Farm to School

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The Farm-to-School Program involves a variety of school experiences and programs about gardening, educating children about nutrition and purchasing fresh, locally grown farm products. Farm-to-School connects schools (K-12) and local farms with the objectives of:

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  • serving healthy meals in school cafeterias;
  • improving student nutrition;
  • providing agriculture, health and nutrition education opportunities; and
  • supporting local and regional farmers.

The Connecticut Department of Agriculture works with state agencies such as the Connecticut Department of Education to implement Connecticut’s Farm-to-School Program.

School Gardens
For more resources, review "Farm to School" in the Nutrition Education section of the CSDE's Resource Lists.

{Uncas School in Norwich, Connecticut celebrates Connecticut Grown for Connecticut Kids Week. Students are pictured with Jean Palazzi from Palazzi Orchard in Dayville, CT} {Students gardening at Windham Middle School in Windham, Connecticut}
CONTACT:  Monica Pacheco at or 860-807-2073
Connecticut State Department of Education
Bureau of Health, Nutrition, Family Services and Adult Education
Child Nutrition Programs
25 Industrial Park Road, Middletown, CT 06457
Telephone: 860-807-2050 • Fax: 860-807-2127

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