Welcome to the Oklahoma Farm to School website
Learn more about how the Oklahoma Farm to School program is connecting
farmers with schools to provide healthy, local food for our students.
New resources available for classrooms, cafeterias and families
These free educational resources were created for classrooms, cafeterias and families to promote Oklahoma-grown vegetables and fruits offered during meals. The free online resources for cafeterias include posters and recipes promoting a variety of locally-grown specialty crops such as tomatoes, berries, watermelon, squash, asparagus, carrots, cucumbers, peppers, peaches, sweet potatoes, broccoli and radishes.
In addition to the cafeteria resources, classroom teachers can find a Tasteful Harvest outline for each of the crops that highlight classroom recipes, educational facts and history about the crops, lab ideas, lesson activities, literature options and more!
For families looking to incorporate these Oklahoma fruits and vegetables into their daily lives, a handout is also available that includes how to pick the best produce, recipes, crafts and activities to do at home. Each crop has its own handout.
Let’s Get Growing a School Garden
2021 Project Application
It is proven that when paired with a school garden program, students are more likely to prefer and consume more fruits and vegetables. Four school and three early childhood education centers will be accepted into this project as part of a federal grant project obtained through the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry. This exciting opportunity presented by Oklahoma Farm to School will promote healthier eating through experiential learning by providing the supplies and tools needed to build and maintain a learning garden. In addition, this project will fund an instructor for a two-year period. This project is supported with resources from Ag in the Classroom, Farm to School, Jr. Master Gardener, as well as knowledgeable teachers and garden educators that will be able to help students gain a better understanding of not only where their food comes from but, also how to make healthier food choices.
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Fresh, Healthy, Locally Grown Food for Good Health
Farm to School brings Oklahoma grown food into school cafeterias giving students the opportunity to taste farm fresh foods and learn how their food is grown. It inspires farmers to sell their products to schools and encourages schools to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables as well as other healthy, local products from Oklahoma farmers.
Farm-to-school efforts are taking place in over 2035 school districts in at least 39 states, including Oklahoma. Learn more about the program and how it is improving the health of school children and helping our local farmers