Just 15 years ago there were only two known farm to school programs in the entire country. Now, they are in more than 40,000 schools and in every single state. Local food is highlighted in cafeterias and also in education programs in school classrooms and gardens.
And in 2010, the U.S. House of Representatives declared October National Farm to School Month to recognize the strong role Farm to School plays in promoting good health and strong economies.
So, to celebrate National Farm to School Month and the 10-year anniversary of farm to school programming in northwest Michigan, we asked a few of our strongest allies why they support farm to school in our community.
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