Resources

We’ve been sharing our lessons learned and resources with parents, farmers, food service directors and educators through trainings and these farm to school field guides.

 Our Farm to School Resources and Guides

 

Download the HOTM Fresh Produce Handling and Serving Guide for School Food Service Staff

 

CAFF’s Farm to School Guide for Parents and Community MembersThis “how-to” guide to farm to school for parents and community members provides information, resources, and a step by step guide on how to start farm to school programs or plug into existing ones.

 

CAFF’s Farm to School Guide for Food Service Staff This “how-to” guide to farm to school for school food service, provides information, resources, and a step by step guide on how to start a farm to school purchasing program and connect with important stakeholders.

 

CAFF’s Making the Farm Connection This manual is designed to help build farmer’s capacity to host school visits on their farms. It covers what to expect, how to run tours, information on insurance and connecting with schools.

 

CAFF’s Farm to School Tips for Farmers How to plug into the growing farm to school movement and connect with school cafeterias.

Great Websites and Other Resources

National Farm to School Network—www.farmtoschool.org
California Farm to School Program—www.cafarmtoschool.org
Harvest of the Month—www.harvestofthemonth.com
California Foundation for Ag in the Classroom—www.cfaitc.org
California School Garden Network—www.csgn.org (Check out their “curriculum” page!)
UC Cooperative Extension—cemonterey.ucdavis.edu
Life Lab Science Program—www.lifelab.org
The Food Project—www.thefoodproject.org
Rethinking School Lunch Guide–www.centerforecoliteracy.org
Glynwood Center’s “A Guide To Serving Local Food on Your Menu” –www.glynwood.org

Get involved! Write to farmtoschool@caff.org for information on how to bring Farm to School to your district, or how to make a donation to help CAFF grow its programs. Want to intern or volunteer with farm to school?  Visit our volunteer blog or email us at volunteer@caff.org to see how you could help plant a seed of change in California classrooms!