Iowa Food of the Month materials now available free to schools, daycares

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship developed the Choose Iowa™ campaign to: create support for farmers drive demand for the products they produce, and generate excitement about agriculture innovation happening in Iowa. Thanks to a USDA Farm to School grant, the Iowa Department of Education can now expand the campaign to schools, childcare … Continue reading Iowa Food of the Month materials now available free to schools, daycares

Yogurt, honey and oats.

Cross-age farm to school lessons continued at Turkey Valley despite pandemic

by Natalie Schneiter and Teresa Wiemerslage For several years now, Turkey Valley schools in northeast Iowa have participated in a farm to school cross-age teaching program. Teams of high school students lead lessons for elementary students featuring foods from local farms and businesses. Thanks to generous donations from the Turkey Valley Education Foundation, this program has … Continue reading Cross-age farm to school lessons continued at Turkey Valley despite pandemic

2021 Farm to Summer application now open: Kick It with Carrots!

Kick It with Carrots! The Iowa Farm to School and Early Care Network‘s statewide campaign and associated materials highlight carrots as the most chill vegetable of the summer. With this collective focus on this familiar, readily-available local veggie, we hope to increase participation of children at summer meal sites and support local producers. CLICK HERE … Continue reading 2021 Farm to Summer application now open: Kick It with Carrots!