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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Farm to School for Producers: Getting Started

By working with Minnesota school districts, farmers have the opportunity to help improve the health and education of Minnesota school children.

Planting a Farm to School Program, Tips for FarmersCommunity Alliance with Family Farmers — This 2-page fact sheet provides brief, helpful advice for farmers.

Marketing Michigan Products: A Step-By-Step GuideC.S. Mott Group for Sustainable Food & Systems, Michigan State University — This guide includes a detailed farmer assessment, sample invoices, and bid documents, tips for marketing and budgeting, and more. It was developed with input from farmers like you, and its practical tools are designed to address lessons learned through real farm to school experiences.

Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act: What Farmers Should Know [no longer available] — The change in nutrition standards for school food provides an increase in the amount of produce served to students, and diversifies the array of products. Review this fact sheet to learn about what fruits and vegetables schools are looking to source.

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