Since 2003, NH Farm to School (NHFTS) has been working to establish farm-to-school connections within communities across the Granite State. Starting as a pilot to introduce local apple products into K-12 schools, NH Farm to School now continues with other procurement efforts, establishing school gardens, helping to coordinate gleaning work, advocating for agriculture and nutrition education, and more!
News and Events
2019 NH Farm to School Summer Institute. June 24-26, UNH Durham
NH Farm to School/NH Food Alliance conference. Plymouth State March 12, 2019. Register here
Farm to Institution New England Summit
April 2-4, 2019 UMass Amherst
Apply for a Scholarship
NEW: A toolkit for all institutions interested in contracting their food service or contracting with vendors.
Northeast Farm to School Collaborative
NH Harvest of the Month
March features, beets, rutabaga and maple syrup!
New Dairy Education Resource Hub for classrooms and cafeterias
The Strawberry Banke Virtual Classroom
On this site you will find lesson planning materials, primary documents and interactive exercises for both teachers and students.
The micro purchase threshold for purchases is increasing from $3500 to $10,000. School food service can now buy local foods using micro purchases up to 10k without having to go through a competitive bid process.
New school garden resources for season extension:
1. Basics of Low Tunnels and Season Extension
2. Getting Started with Low Tunnels
3. Growing Winter Crops
NH School and Youth Garden Network website
New local food guide for CACFP programs.
New NH Farm to School list serv: This is a newly created list serv for the purpose of sharing information and resources as well as a forum to ask questions related to farm to school and school and youth gardens in New Hampshire. To be added to the list serv, contact the owner: NH.firstname.lastname@example.org
New USDA Report on the importance of local foods in school meals.
New Sea to School resources for cafeterias and classrooms!
Sea to School Guide for cafeterias
Sea to School: A Lunch Voyage for classrooms