Iowa Local Food Day is October 13 and sign-up is open! To participate, sites must serve just two local foods that day, for breakfast or lunch (excluding milk). Local food on salad bars and taste-tests count toward the two items served. Don’t forget to include what’s growing in your school garden. Note: You can celebrate … Continue reading Register now for Iowa Local Food Day October 13
The 2021 Virtual Iowa Farm to School and Early Care Conference is Friday, June 11, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration is free! Click here to register by June 10. Teachers, early care professionals, food service staff, farmers, school garden coordinators and others are welcome. We will share ideas, resources and successes to grow … Continue reading Farm to school and early care conference is June 11
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
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!