Resource | Grants
FY2019 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 | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Farm to School Resources

Plan your Farm to School program using the new Farm to Child Nutrition Programs Planning Guide. This guide uses the same concepts below to create a robust farm to school program for the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program (SBP), Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and Seamless Summer Option (SSO), and Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).

Resource | Product Information
Household Programs USDA Foods Product Information Sheets: Dairy

This page includes links to all the Household USDA Foods Product Information Sheets for the Dairy food group. 

Resource | Report
Farmers' Markets Accepting SNAP Benefits Nationwide

SNAP Authorized Farmers' Markets as of August 4, 2019.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
SNAP at Farmers Markets: Incentives

Webinar: Instituting an incentive program is one approach that farmers markets are using to attract SNAP customers. This webinar will focus on what markets and their partners need to know about incentives, different types of incentives they could offer, and what they would need to do to introduce an Incentive program at their market.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
SNAP at Farmers Markets: Advertising and Marketing

Webinar: Advertising and marketing is one of the most important aspects of attracting SNAP clients to farmers markets. It is also one of the most difficult. This webinar will focus on strategies for ways to advertise and market farmers markets to SNAP clients.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
General Farm to School Resources
Resource | Webinars/Videos
Community Food Systems Videos & Webinars

Watch this new video to learn how farm to school is making a difference all across the country. Take one small step and share this video across your networks!

Resource | Toolkits
Farm to Child Nutrition Programs Planning Guide

The Farm to Child Nutrition Planning Guide directs you through questions to consider when starting or growing a farm to school, farm to child care, or farm to summer program. This planning guide should be used as a supplemental tool to the Farm to School Planning Toolkit. This guide can be updated annually to ensure you are working towards your long-term goals.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Effective Strategies States Can Use to Support Community Food Systems

Throughout the U.S, farm to school initiatives are taking root and thriving at local, regional, and statewide levels. According to the USDA Farm to School Census, during the 2014-2015 school year, over 5,200 school districts comprised of more than 42,000 schools were buying local food and teaching children about agriculture. Many state agencies are at the forefront of this work, leading their state’s farm to school planning and goal setting. Indeed, state agencies such as Departments of Education, Departments of Agriculture, and Departments of Health can play unique roles in establishing and supporting these community food systems efforts. Attached, are a few effective strategies USDA recommends state agencies implement to support farm to school initiatives in their states.