UConn DARE Zwick Center 2023 Farm to School Report available
Farm to school (FTS) programs across the State of Connecticut connect schools with fresh, local food producers. Using local procurement, school gardens, and education, these programs benefit both local producers and nutrition programs.
- Since 2006 CT has operated a farm to school program through the Departments of Education and Agriculture, including support for local purchasing and implementation of events such as Connecticut Grown for Connecticut Kids week. The Department of Agriculture also runs the CT Grown for CT Kids Grant which provides funding to support farm to school programming.
- UConn Extension’s Put Local on Your Tray connects schools with local farms through programs including their Farm to School Directory
- The Connecticut Farm to School Collaborative connects state agencies, non-profits, and professional organizations to support FTS efforts across CT
Click here for the downloadable report