Posted: Fri, 10/07/2011 - 10:16am Updated: Mon, 11/04/2019 - 12:03pm
  • The Farm to School Census will be closing soon!
  • It is important that all SFAs participate, regardless of their participation in farm to school activities.
  • Whether you purchase one carrot or a whole salad bar of produce from local farmers and ranchers, we want to hear from you!
  • Your SFA’s personalized census link was sent to you by email from Abt Associates.
  • If you lost your link, need a new link sent to you, or have any questions about completing the Census, please contact the Abt study team at

Sharing ideas, tools, and resources to support a range of efforts to serve local foods in school and early childcare and education food programs.

Farm to School centers around efforts to serve local foods in school and early childcare and education food programs, but applies to a variety of initiatives in Indiana, including school garden programs, fundraisers using local agricultural  products, farmer visits to school classrooms and cafeterias and field trips to nearby farms.


 In order to sell to schools, local growers must comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act  flowchart.


It is recommended for food service directors to buy from producers who are registered with the Indiana State Department of Health Food Protection Program and receive Produce Safety Alliance Good Agricultural Practices Growers Training. For a list of registered growers, click here.




For information and resources on nutrition education and school gardens, visit Purdue Extension’s Farm to School page here.

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


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