Welcome to the Oklahoma Farm to School website

Learn how the Oklahoma Farm to School program is connecting
farmers with schools to provide healthy, local food for our students.

Announcing the Oklahoma Farm to School Garden of the Year Contest 2024!

The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture and Farm Bureau Women’s leadership team are excited to offer the 2024 Oklahoma School Garden Contest. Applicants may be any public and private: PK-12 school, early childhood education facility, and alternative learning environment.

Deadline to enter: 11:59 PM on Friday, June 7, 2024.

This contest is sponsored by Oklahoma Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Team. You can find more information about the categories of the contest to see how your garden qualifies for the contest by following the link.

Farm to Early Care and Education Resources

Farm to early care and education (Farm to ECE) offers increased access to the same three core elements of local food sourcing, school gardens and food and agriculture education to enhance the quality of the educational experience in all types of ECE settings (e.g., preschools, child care centers, family child care homes, Head Start/Early Head Start, programs in K – 12 school districts). Farm to ECE offers benefits that parallel the goals and priorities of the early care and education community including emphasis on experiential learning opportunities, parent and community engagement and life-long health and wellness for children, families and caregivers.

Farm to Early Care and Education Resources

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We have an extensive collection of resources available

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.

On My Plate song

Oklahoma MyPlate

Oklahoma MyPlate offers resources for teachers, parents, and students to guide them in making healthy food choices and to learn about the producers who raise and grow the food.

The Dirt, USDA’s Office of Community Food Systems monthly E-letter is chock full of updates, webinar info, relevant news, and field notes. Check out the archives to explore grantee success stories, resource highlights, and Census facts.

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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.

Overview of Oklahoma Farm to School

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

See Participating Schools

Oklahoma has over 98 school districts that participate in the Farm to School program. Find out which school are on board for this project.

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to common questions about Farm to School. Read more

Learn how you can participate in the Oklahoma Farm to School program