Farm to School

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.

 

Several schools in the Flathead Valley buy local foods and have (or want) school gardens and orchards. Want to volunteer or donate to existing projects?

Kalispell School District #5:

MT FoodCorps, Whitney Pratt whitney.pratt@foodcorps.org

Somers/Lakeside School District #29

Director: Robin Vogler – rvogler@metnet.mt.gov 857-3661

Whitefish School District #44

Director: Jay Stagg – staggj@wfps.k12.mt.us

 

The National Farm to School Network – supports the work of local Farm to School programs all over the country by providing free training and technical assistance, information services, networking, and support for policy, media and marketing activities. Check out their: Montana Program, and  Flathead Valley Farm to School Program.
Statewide Info at Food Corps Montana:   www.montanafoodcorps.org