Resource | Webinars/Videos
Celebrate National Farm to School Month in Early Care and Education Settings: Farm to CACFP

Co-hosted by USDA FNS’s Team Nutrition initiative and the Office of Community Food Systems on October 25, 2018, this hour-long webinar focuses on how local foods and nutrition and food education can be incorporated in CACFP settings.

Resource | Fact Sheets
Community Food Systems Fact Sheet - Facts About Food Safety

A fact sheet developed by the Office of Community Food Systems addressing common food safety issues raised when working with school gardens or other locally sourced food.

Resource | Fact Sheets | Food Security
Office of Community Food Systems Fact Sheet - Food Safety Modernization Act: Questions and Answers

The Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011 allows the Food and Drug Administration to better protect the public health by strengthening the food system from Farm to Table.  This document addresses common questions regarding the impact of the Act on school gardens and other similar small producers commonly used as sources for local food.

Resource | Grants
FY 2019 Grantee Reporting Timeline

This document lists key reporting milestones and due-dates for Fiscal Year 2019 Farm to School grantees. Please send relevant questions to the Farm to School inbox at farmtoschool@usda.gov.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
Submitting a Farm to School Grant Application

This webinar will provide an overview of how to apply for the fiscal year 2020 Farm to School Grant Program RFA. Become familiar with the requirements of the RFA and how to submit your completed application on Grants.gov.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Farm to CACFP

Farm to preschool works to connect early child care and education settings to local food producers with the objectives of serving locally-grown, healthy foods to young children, providing related nutrition education, and improving child nutrition.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Farm to Summer

In many regions across the United States, USDA’s Summer Food Service Program aligns well with the peak growing season, allowing schools and nonprofit organizations to serve products in their freshest state.

Resource | Toolkits
Farm to School Planning Toolkit

The Farm to School Planning Toolkit guides you though questions to consider and helpful resources to reference when starting or growing a farm to school program. It is designed for use by schools, school districts, and community partners. The toolkit is filled with tips and examples, insights from others, and lists of resources for further research. Each school district is unique, so browse the topics to find the resources most relevant to you and your implementation team!

Resource | Fact Sheets
Community Food Systems Fact Sheets

Informational fact sheets are available under the following topics: General Overview, Special Topics, Funding, Buying Local Foods, En Espanol.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Procuring Local Foods

From beef and bison in Montana to apples in Michigan and radishes in Rhode Island, local foods are on the menu. The resources on this page will help ensure child nutrition program operators have the resources and knowledge necessary to incorporate local foods into their day-to-day operations. While many of the resources featured here were developed with K-12 schools in mind, much of the information is equally relevant to early childcare facilities and summer feeding sites.