Jersey Fresh Farm to School Week was created through legislation in 2010 to establish an annual celebration, the last full week in September, to highlight New Jersey farms and their connections to Pre-K to 12th-grade schools.

Each year, schools across the state host events with their communities that include taste tests of locally grown produce, events that take place in school gardens, cooking contests that encourage cooking with local ingredients, and visits from local and state officials to celebrate the week.

At the New Jersey Department of Agriculture (NJDA), Farm to School is an important part of all child nutrition programs funded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The website farmtoschool.nj.gov is a first-stop resource for any school administrator, educator, food service professional, staff or parent looking to improve the health and wellness of their school community. Visit there for more information and the following links to learn what your school can do to plan for next September’s Jersey Fresh Farm to School Week

For more information, visit bit.ly/ftsjerseyfresh, email newjerseyf2s@ag.nj.gov or call 609 292-8747.

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