October is Farm to School Month!

Join in the 2024 Oregon Farm to School Month CRUCH!

On Thursday, October 17th, and throughout the month of October, students and communities will be participating in the annual Oregon Farm to School Crunch by crunching into local, seasonal fruits or vegetables at the same time together. In 2023 over 30,000 young people registered to participate!
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Oregon's annual CRUNCH event will take place on October 17th, 2024!

Join students across the state by crunching on a local apple, carrot or other crunchy produce item for Oregon Farm to School Month!

Host a site visit!

Farm to School month is more than just a celebration, it's a showcase of the groundbreaking farm to school work happening in Oregon. Invite a Legislator or Administrator to the cafeteria, garden or farm!

Site visits can be powerful tools for sharing the benefits of Farm to School with decision makers. If you are interested in coordinating a visit, we're here to help. Contact Melina@OregonFarmtoSchool.org
In the meantime, check out these resources from the National Farm to School Network:
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Plan a local lunch week!

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Celebrate Farm to School Month choosing a week to source over 50% of your ingredients from Oregon grown or produced products!

The "resources for school food" page on our website features a variety of resources from how to procure local, Oregon-grown products to how to prepare lunches that meet meal pattern requirements.
If a whole week feels like a daunting place to start, consider a local lunch day!
When you're ready to promote your local lunch week, we have customizable flyers and social media posts for you to share!