VT FEED is a farm to school program of NOFA-VT & Shelburne Farms

Updates to Resource! Farm to School: Highlighting Local Fruits and Vegetables

Are you a teacher, school nutrition personnel, parent, or an after school or early care provider looking to teach kids about local, in-season, fresh fruits and vegetables? These games , activities, recipes, and fun facts will help you delve into fresh fruit and veggie education! U pdates include quick, common core aligned activities that engage students with the vegetables and fruits served during school meals and snacks.  Watch interviews with Vermont teachers and print the activities you need, as you need them!
2017-18 Farm to School Institute Teams!

Starting with the Kickoff Summer Retreat at Shelburne Farms, these twelve teams will be collaborating with their Institute coach to develop and implement their Farm to School Action Plan throughout the school year:

Berlin Elementary School - Berlin, VT
Vermont School for Girls - Bennington, VT
Harwood Union High School - Moretown, VT
Springfield School District -  Springfield, VT
Providence Public School District - Providence, RI
Johnson City Central School District - Johnson City, NY
Saranac Lake Middle School - Saranac Lake, NY
Nashua, NH School District - Nashua NH
Witchcraft Heights Elementary School - Salem, MA
Albert S. Hall School - Waterville, ME
Charles Barnum Elementary School - Groton - Groton, CT
Mayberry Elementary - East Hartford - East Hartford, CT 
Vermont Maple in Every School (& a recipe!)

On Valentine's Day, the Vermont State House cafeteria served breakfast to legislators to promote Vermont Maple in Every School. This initiative, a collaboration between VT FEED, Vermont Maple Sugar Makers' Association, and the Vermont Agency of Agriculture Food & Markets, connects schools with county sugarmakers to bring local, pure maple syrup products and education into schools. Our goal: to highlight Vermont's farming heritage and illustrate the idea that every Vermont school should have access to pure, Vermont maple syrup.
Thank You for Making Jr Iron Chef VT's
10th Anniversary a Day to Remember!

Over the past ten years, more than 3,000 Vermont students have been impacted by this statewide culinary competition. School food change takes many players: students, food service, parents, and the community. Jr Iron Chef VT involves all of these people to create a wildly fun and empowering event. Thank you to everyone who celebrated the 10th birthday with us: sponsors, donors, speakers, coaches, judges, volunteers, and (of course) the student chefs!
Stories from Farm to School Awareness Day

On February 8, Farm to School champions gathered at the Vermont State House in Montpelier to advocate for the expansion of Vermont's Farm to School program and raise awareness of the positive impact this movement has on Vermont kids, our health, and the local economy. We gathered some highlights from the day.
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Thank you to BlueCross BlueShield of Vermont for their continued support of VT FEED.