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Start or support the Farm to School Movement in your Community!

Welcome to the the Iowa Valley Regional Farm to School resource site. Farm to School is important for schools, local farmers and communities because it improves children’s health, supports local farmers and encourages lifelong healthy eating habits.

Farm to School programs are connecting schools with local farms across Iowa. If you don’t have a program in your community, these tools can help you to get started.

  • Tools to help your school purchase local food
  • Food safety and preparation tips
  • Purchasing rules and guidelines
  • Map of area schools and farms
  • Forms and templates

What is Farm to School?

Farm to School Programs connect farms with school cafeterias and classrooms. These programs can include everything from farm field trips to nutrition education in the school garden to farm-fresh salad bars.

Farm to School Resources