Farm to School

Posted: Fri, 10/07/2011 - 10:16am Updated: Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:43am

The Indiana Farm to School Network, along with the Indiana Department of Education, is working on promoting food day in the month of October, featuring the incredible turnip. There are many different ways that schools can get involved with food day in October. See how your school can get involved! Click here. Click here for a fact sheet on properly procuring local foods. Click here for the flyer.

     Farm to School is broadly defined as a program that connects schools (K-12) and local farms with the objectives of serving healthy meals in school cafeterias, improving student nutrition, providing agriculture, health and nutrition education opportunities, and supporting local and regional farmers.

     Farm to School's goal is to enable every child to have access to nutritious food while simultaneously benefiting communities and local farmers. Indiana's Farm to School program draws support from a variety of organizations and interest groups because of the benefits they offer in education, health and nutrition, supporting local producers, strengthening community self-sufficiency, and in encouraging environmental sustainability.


Food Service


Background of Farm to School

Finding, Procuring and Menuing Local Foods

Food Safety

School Gardens


Farm to School Training Materials

  • Training Templates-Training materials developed by and for key stakeholder groups including farmers, child nutrition directors, educators and early care providers. Each training template consists of a customizable slide deck, speaker notes, handouts and an evaluation form.


Join the National Farm to School Network's Mailing List

Receive e-mail alerts from the National Farm to School Network and occasional mailings about events in your area.  Register here and be sure to check the mailing list box.

Indiana Farm to School Facebook Page

  • Like us on our Indiana Farm to School Network Facebook Page. Click here to access.

For questions about Farm to School, please contact Maggie Stephon by email at, by phone at (317) 232-2130 or toll free (800) 537-1142 (ext. 22130).