Colorado’s Farm to School program was started in 2010 with funding from the Colorado Department of Agriculture. Under the motto “growing local markets, nutritious food, and healthy children,” the program works to provide locally-sourced food products to school lunchrooms. The program works with both schools and with agricultural producers to bring the two together. The program’s website includes many helpful resources, including how students, parents, and the community can get their local school involved.
Additional resources on the program and its benefits can be found in our library, including the program’s biennial legislative report and the Colorado State University study Understanding the Effectiveness of Farm to School Programs Through Food Service Professionals. For more resources on agriculture and local foods search our library’s web catalog.