As a new USDA report documents for the first time the economic value of the local food economy, a local organization helps build deeper connections around local food.
December 03, 2010 Also known as the Child Nutrition Act, the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (S3307) was passed in the House of Representatives yesterday. The good folks at Farm to School share this: “The House of Representatives today [12/02/2010] approved the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (S. 3307), paving the way for President Obama to sign [...]
February 08, 2010 If you are a food grower, it’s that time of year, again! Either you’re anxiously awaiting your seed order delivery, or you’re still pondering what will I grow this year. It doesn’t really matter if you only have a few pots on the patio or several beds in the backyard…planning and planting [...]
In this final segment, Marion Kalb, director of the Farm To School program, suggests practical ways to work with food service directors, and others, to bring fresh, locally produced foods into the school cafeteria lunchroom. Kalb shares success stories of schools in different areas of the country that have offered kids fresh vegetables and fruits, [...]
Part 2: Marion Kalb continues the conversation around the Farm To School program, acknowledging that added costs for fresh foods are a challenge, but also explaining practical ways to overcome some of those obstacles. Pointing out, in some cases, the cost of fresh, locally supplied foods are less expensive than their out of state counterparts. [...]
Update: September 15, 2009: The USDA began their Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food initiative at Tree and Leaf Farm, just outside Washington DC. In building the relationships between farmer and eater, emphasis will be placed in connecting locally grown food with learning institutions, so our children will have the opportunity to eat good fresh [...]
This story is about a farmer that provides food from his fields to school lunchroom cafeterias in order to bring fresh, and wholesome foods to growing kids.
Where Is Mr. Smith In Washington? Are we feeding our children in public schools, foods that are making them ill? Are we feeding them foods that a board of independent scientists believe (based upon the best available scientific evidence), are healthy and nutritious for them to eat? American News Project Billions of dollars that food [...]