October is National Farm to School Month
September 17, 2019
Everyone can celebrate Farm to School Month this October!
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!
Support Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation during Farm to School Month by becoming or renewing your KHF Membership. Memberships include special perks like members-only events and incentives from our partner chefs and businesses, as well as discounts in our online KHF store where you can buy ʻĀINA tees, KHF stickers, Plastic Free Hawaiʻi water bottles, and more! Every dollar helps support KHF programs including ʻĀINA In Schools!
Share What You’re Doing to Celebrate Farm to School Month! Email details to [email protected] and we’ll share them in our upcoming newsletters and social media. If you’re on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, tag your posts with #ainainschools, #F2SMonth, 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 resources. Visit the ʻĀINA In Schools page to learn more about Farm to School happenings in Hawaiʻi!