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.

Geographic Preference
School Gardens
For more resources, review the "Farm to School" section of the CSDE's Nutrition Education resource list on the Resources for Child Nutrition Programs Web page.

{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
450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 504
Hartford, CT 06103
Telephone: 860-807-2050 • Fax: 860-807-2127

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