Farm to School – Resources
Start with Maryland Farm to School to get your program off the ground.
General FSNE Farm to School information
Tips for Planning a Farm to School Program
Connect with a Local Farmer
Help kids make the connection to where their food comes from by inviting a farmer to your site, planning a field trip to a farm, or visit a farmers’ market. To get started, visit The Maryland’s Best website to locate a local farm and farmer. If you would like to plan a field trip to a farmers’ market, visit Maryland’s Farmers’ Market Association to locate a market.
- Plan a visit to your site with a farmer, use this FSNE Invite a Farmer to the Classroom.
- Use this Farmers Market Field Trip guide to plan and pay for a farm field trip.
- Try this Farmers’ Market Scavenger Hunt.
FSNE Farm to School
- Celebrate Locally Grown Through Farm to School!
- Gardening Activity Handouts
Growing Healthy Habits
- Multi-sensory Taste Testing Worksheet
- Fruit and Vegetable Picture Cards
- Fruits and Vegetables in Season Chart
- Apple Tasting (October Lesson)
- Pumpkin Parfait Tasting (November Lesson)
Read For Health
- Garden in a Glove Instructions
Market to Mealtime
- USDA Farm to School Grants
- USDA Grants and Loans that Support Farm to School Activities
- Start Your Own Campaign with SeedMoney
- Whole Kids Foundation
- Webinar: Innovative Ways to Fund Your School Garden
- Grocery Store Bingo
- Farm and Garden Jokes
- Plan Your Vegetable Garden App
- Jazz Up Your Menu with Graphics
- Before we Eat: From Farm to Table by Pat Brisson
- Max Goes to the Farmers’ Market by Adria Klein
- Up, Down, and Around by Katherine Ayres
- Seed, Soil, Sun by Cris Peterson
- Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens
- A Fruit is a Suitcase for Seeds by jean Richards
- In the Garden with Dr. Carver by Susan Grigsby
- What’s in the Garden by Marianne Berkes
- First Peas to the Table by Susan Grigsby
- Our School Garden by Rick Swann
- How Did that Get in My Lunchbox by Chris Butterworth