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The Arkansas Grow Healthy Study

Farm to School Resources


Fayetteville Public Schools Harvest of the Month Posters Available
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Apples posterBeets posterBell Peppers posterBerries posterBroccoli posterCarrots poster

Cucumbers posterEggplant posterGreen Beans posterLeafy Greens posterMelon posterPeaches poster

Rice postersSummer Squash posterSweet Potato posterTomatoes posterWinter Squash poster

Delta Garden Study School Garden-Based Science Curriculum Available
To access the Delta Garden Study School Garden-Based Science Curriculum please register below. When you register, you will be able to access the full curriculum (50 Lessons) and corresponding materials (i.e. Recipe Book, Garden Guide) at no charge. The current curriculum is aligned to the State of Arkansas educational frameworks for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade science, math, and literacy. RegisterPoster winner

The Arkansas Grow Healthy Study - How to Get Involved

Farm to School Benefits

Local Produce Procurement Regulations and Guidance

  • Information from the Departments of Health, Agriculture, and Education on local produce procurement

  • Decision tree for finding approved local sources

USDA Local Food Procurement Guide for School Meal Programs

  • Walks schools through the various way to purchase from local farmers using the formal or informal procurement methods

  • Provides examples of schools that have used each method successfully

School Garden Safety Checklist

  • For ensuring the safety of garden-grown produce used in school meals

Conversation Guide: Child Nutrition Director and Producer First Meeting

  • Use these questions as a guide for an initial meeting between a Child Nutrition Director and a local grower. They are written from the Child Nutrition Director's point of view but can also assist a grower with identification of key issues important to a school food service staff person.