Homegrown Statistics

April 1, 2009
Farm to School programs

Farm to School programs, which connect schools with local farms, are becoming more popular. The movement enables education institutions to support area farmers by acquiring healthful, locally grown food that can be served to students in school cafeterias.

40 States with operational farm-to-school programs 2,051 Farm-to-school programs in the United States 8,776 Number of schools involved in farm-to-school programs 2,039 Number of school districts involved in farm-to-school programs 30 million Estimated number of students who eat a school lunch 5 days a week

Source: National Farm to School Program

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