Changing the way kids eat and think about food

Farm-to-School provides hands-on programming, resources, and networking opportunities to 17 schools in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, supporting efforts to build and maintain school gardens, source local food, and provide nutrition and agriculture education. Through this work, students gain the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy food choices and regularly eat local foods in the cafeteria.

We believe that if we can change the way that kids eat and think about food we can have a positive impact on their future and the health of our farms.

We work with schools to develop a sustainable program that builds staff capacity to embed Farm-to-School activities across the classroom, cafeteria, and community. As every school is different, with distinct priorities and diverse community resources, we provide different levels of service depending on a school’s readiness for Farm-to-School with the goal of bringing all schools to a thriving program level.

Farm-to-School programs focus on four different areas:

Nutrition & Agricultural Education

Teaching students about food systems and healthy eating choices

Growing & Preparing Food

Facilitating hands-on workshops in school gardens and classrooms

Local Foods in School Meals

Increasing access to nutritious, locally-sourced foods in school cafeterias

Connection to Local Food Systems

Connecting students to their local food system through farm field trips

For more information about this program please contact our Farm-to-School Program Manager, Elyse Perambo, at