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Farm to School

10 Cents a Meal


Help us provide schools with 10 cents a meal to purchase locally grown fruits and vegetables.


10 Cents a Meal for School Kids & Farms is a joint, two-year project of  the Michigan Land Use Institute’s farm to school program, the Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District, and nine school districts in Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse and Leelanau counties.


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Help kids eat healthy, learn well, and connect to their community with locally grown foods! Learn more about the program in our Farm to School in Northwest Michigan section below. 

Here on our Farm to School home page, you'll also find:
► Area schools and camps that are seeking or already buying locally grown food. And we plan profiles of local school efforts in the coming year.
► Directories of farms with products for cafeterias or fundraisers and educational opportunities like classroom visits and field trips. There’s also a directory of chefs, nutrition educators and other community resources.
► Garden and farm to school curriculum and fundraising resources.

Farm to School in Northwest Michigan

Help kids eat healthy, learn well, and connect to their community with locally grown foods!...

Directory: Local Food for Cafeterias

Find locally grown food for school cafeterias and snacks....

Farm to School Curriculum Resources

Tools for teachers. Farm to School curriculum is fun, effective and prepares students to meet state and national education standards in everything from math and science to literature and nutrition....

School and Community Garden Resources

Gardens are super classrooms, providing science labs, opportunities to teach measurement and life cycles, and so much more. Find school garden resources here....

Directory: Farmer Classroom Visits

Find northwest MIchigan farmers available for class visits....

Directory: Farm Field Trip Opportunities

Find field trip opportunities that feature local food and farms....

Directory: Chef and Nutrition Educator Visits

Find northwest Michigan chefs, nutrition educators, and more...

Farm Fresh Fundraiser Resources

Give kids a quality, meaningful alternative to candy sales and other fundraisers that pitch mass-produced products with no connection to home....

Directory: Locally Grown Fundraising Products

Find local products from northwest Michigan farms for fundraisers....

Directory: Schools and Camps

Find area schools and camps seeking or already buying locally grown food....

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