Farm to School


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The Farm-to-School Program involves a variety of school experiences and programs about gardening, educating children about nutrition, and purchasing fresh, locally grown farm products. Farm-to-School connects schools (K-12) and local farms with the objectives of:

  • serving healthy meals in school cafeterias;
  • improving student nutrition;
  • providing agriculture, health, and nutrition education opportunities; and
  • supporting local and regional farmers.

The Connecticut Department of Agriculture works with state agencies such as the Connecticut Department of Education to implement Connecticut’s Farm-to-School Program.


CT Grown for CT Kids Week 2024: October 7-11, 2024
Connecticut Farm to School Study (2022-23)
  • Farm to School in Connecticut (UCONN Zwick Center for Food and Resource Policy)
    How Connecticut school food authorities procure local food products and what challenges they face