Posted: Fri, 10/07/2011 - 10:16am Updated: Wed, 10/09/2019 - 10:48am

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.

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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 mschabel@doe.in.gov, by phone at (317) 232-2130 or toll free (800) 537-1142 (ext. 22130).

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