Farm to School
One way SHIP expands access to healthy foods is through Farm to School, which connects local farmers with schools, so fresh, locally grown produce is available in school cafeterias. Studies show that Farm to School can increase student fruit and vegetable consumption by about one serving per day. Farm to School efforts help the local economy, too. Every dollar spent on Farm to School generates more than $2 in local economic activity. –Minnesota Department of Health
Local Farm to School:
Wednesday, October 11th YME Pre-K took a field trip to the Granite Fall’s Farmer’s Market to celebrate Farm to School Month. The kids were entertained by Farmer Dave learning about different vegetables, pumpkins, and gourds; as well as weighing different pumpkins. Each child was able to take home pumpkins, gourds, stickers, and some popcorn back to the classroom where pumpkins were to be painted and decorated. The children were also able to bring home vegetable and flower seeds from Countryside SHIP.
-Thank you to David Haroldson for providing a great field trip for the kids-
If you are interested in partnering with us on a Farm to School project, we would love to hear from you. Contact Countryside SHIP.