Communities benefit from investing in their school food system.


Farm to School brings healthy food and food education to children by connecting schools with local farms.

Farm to School is already effecting change throughout our communities. By building connections among classrooms, cafeterias, and communities, we increase student knowledge, improve attitudes toward healthy and local food, and become an important catalyst for rebuilding a more sustainable food system. Watch the stories from schools across the region that are being transformed by Farm to School programming. It takes the support of an entire community to effect change, and with your help we can grow Farm to School across the Northeast.


Family Wellness


East Hartford Public School District
East Hartford, Connecticut

Learning Readiness


Burlington School District
Burlington, Vermont


Building Community


Saranac Lake School District
Saranac Lake, New York

Local Economies


Worcester Public Schools
Worcester, Massachusetts


Northeast schools lead the nation in Farm to School, impacting 1.9M students and spending $70M on local food products.

USDA Farm to School Census


Our Goals



Increase number of schools adopting Farm to School programming over the next five years (2023).


Increase school purchasing in the local food system by 10% in five years (2023).


Encourage policy from local, state, and federal policymakers to support these goals.


Broaden adoption or commitment to Farm to School among school leadership and/or administrators.


Establish a collective voice for the Northeast Farm to School movement.


Ready to join?

Organizations in each Northeast state are ready to connect you to the Farm to School movement.