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October is Farm to School Month - Show Us Your CHOMP!

October 20, 2017

Everyone can celebrate Farm to School Month! Schools can invite a chef or farmer to visit with keiki, host a student farmers’ market, serve local produce as a snack, or coordinate a family event and give tours of the school’s garden! Farm Field Trips are a great way to celebrate Farm to School month and connect students to how food is grown and the farmers who grow it! Check out our list of Farm Field Trip Sites and remember that Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation Field Trip Grants are available to assist schools with costs (admission and/or bus).

Families can host a locally grown meal with friends, visit their local farmers’ market, plant a garden, visit a local farm, and more! While you’re at it, share photos of you, your family, class, or co-workers CHOMPing down on fresh, local, close to the source foods:

  • Register your CHOMP! at
  • Take a photo of you, your family or class eating fresh, local foods.
  • Email your photos to [email protected]. Make sure any minors in the photo are cleared.
  • If you are on social media, upload your photo to Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter and tag it using #ChompHawaii #F2SMonth #FarmtoSchool and @kokuahawaiifoundation.

What else are you doing for farm to school month? Email details to [email protected] and we’ll share them in our upcoming newsletters. If you’re on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, tag your posts with #ainainschools, #AAOlocalfood, and #farmtoschool, and join folks across the nation to support local food.

For more ideas and resources to celebrate Farm to School Month, check out the National Farm to School Network’s (NFSN) blog and searchable resource database. Visit the ʻĀINA In Schools page to learn more about Farm to School happenings in Hawaiʻi!