Farm to School Harvest of the Month special items:
Fifth Season Co-Op
Harvest Vegetable Blend
History of Farm to School in GBAPSD
Green Bay Area Public Schools is partnering with Live54218 to bring comprehensive Farm to School to Green Bay students!
Comprehensive Farm to School is an evidence-based strategy to increase fruit and vegetable consumption, improve health and support academic achievement among participating students.
Everyone wins with Farm to School! Children acquire the skills necessary to make healthy food choices; once established – schools save money and increase meal participation and farmers are exposed to an expanding market, keeping money in the local economy.
Through an application process, four pilot sites were selected to participate in Farm to School beginning in the 2013-2014 school year:
• Aldo Leopold Community School
• Danz Elementary
• Howe Elementary
• Webster Elementary
The Farm to School Pilot Sites received a Harvest of the Month Program complete with fruit and veggie taste testing in the cafeteria and/or classrooms, monthly take-home newsletters, a monetary stipend and ongoing support to develop or upgrade a sustainable school garden, and guest appearances by local farmers and chefs.
Expanding the initial project, classrooms may also have the opportunity to go on farm field trips! GBAPS Food Service is also hard at work to increase local food offerings on the menu at all schools throughout the district.
Live54218 is excited to partner with GBAPS on this exciting effort and we hope to see the Farm to School Program grow in years to come! For more information, watch for updates of the Food Service webpage or visit Live54218's Farm to School page