Tasteful Harvest

Tasteful Harvest

Specialty crop resources

Download our free resources, including the Classroom Connection, Family Connection and Cafeteria Connection. All items have been​​ updated in 2020 and contain current nutrition information and USDA-approved content.    

Purpose 

Tasteful Harvest aims to:

  • Increase access to fruits and vegetables through school meal programs, farm-to-school programs, classrooms, school gardens, farmers’ markets, grocery stores, community gardens, worksites, and other community-based locations.
  • Increase consumers’ preference for fruits and vegetables.
  • Increase consumption of locally grown food items by connecting growers to their communities through farmers’ markets, food retail stores, schools, and food banks, among others.
  • Increase participation in daily physical activity and an understanding of why it is important to our health.
  • Expand familiarity with Oklahoma grown fruits and vegetables, local farmers, agriculture connections, and how food travels from the farm to our plates.

What is Tasteful Harvest?

Tasteful Harvest features ready-to-go tools and resources that can be used in diverse applications to support healthy eating and daily physical activity. These tools and resources can be used in a variety of settings, including in:

  • Classrooms K-12
  • After-school programs
  • Early Care & Education Centers
  • Farmers’ markets
  • County Extension Educators
  • Other venues for agriculture and nutrition education