National Farm to School Month

WC carrots kidsOctober is National Farm to School Month. This year’s theme is “One Small Step” to show how anyone – students, parents, nutrition professionals – can get involved and make changes to advance farm to school in their local communities. To read more about it, check out the National Farm to School Network.

To that end the California Farm to School Network is promoting the CRUNCH event on October 24th, which also happens to be Food Day. This CRUNCH event encourages schools to purchase or use local food, such as carrots or apples from a school garden or local farmer. Check out other events that are taking place here. You can also see what farmers are growing in your area on the California Farmer Marketplace.