CDFA urges statewide partners to celebrate October as National Farm to School Month and is inviting them to attend the 2023 California Farm to School Conference on October 24-25 in Palm Springs. CDFA, in partnership with the office of California First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom and the Alice Waters Institute, will host the conference.
California’s farm-to-school leadership includes awarding $34 million to 120 projects over the past two years through the Farm to School Incubator Grant Program, and the conference is an opportunity to learn more about those projects, brainstorm good ideas, and continue to plan outreach to young people that encourages them to foster lifelong relationships with nutritious produce.
Day one of the conference will feature a shared meal, farm tours, and facilitated innovation sessions for sharing best practices. Day two will feature education sessions and a farmers’ market lunch with California produce.
This year’s event is open to school nutrition leaders, educators, farmers, and farm to school support organizations. Space is limited and spots will fill quickly, so please register soon! Scholarships are available. Click here for more details.
National Farm to School Month is a chance for thousands of schools, farms, communities, and organizations across the country to celebrate food education, school gardens, and lunch trays filled with healthy, local ingredients.
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