A primary goal of the Farm to School Coalition of North Carolina is to weave together an understanding of what great stories and ideas are happening across the state. Check back often to read the latest farm to school news and to submit your own story!
January 7, 2022
Virtual Interview with the Waffle Warriors from Clyde A. Erwin HS
Watch this virtual interview with the Warrior Wafflers from Clyde A. Erwin HS – 2021 first place N.C. Jr. Chef Competition and second place Southeast Jr. Chef Competition winners! They shared their story and encouraged others to create a school lunch entree to compete.
January 4, 2022
Farm to School Coalition of NC Q&A with Happy Roots
Happy Roots’ mission is to provide nature-based therapeutic and educational opportunities, to improve the health and wellness of the environment and community. Located in Rowan County, Happy Roots works with sixteen Rowan Salisbury Schools by focusing on horticulture therapy, culinary activities with a local chef, and STEM lessons.
Check out our interview with them!
October 7, 2021
Check Out New Resources to Celebrate the NC Crunch and Farm to School and Early Care and Education Month!
Get ready to celebrate Farm to School and Early Care and Education Month and the North Carolina Crunch! The #NCCrunch, co-hosted by the Farm to School Coalition of North Carolina and NC Farm to Preschool Network, is designed to celebrate agriculture, nutrition, and farm to school. Kids and adults can not only taste and learn about North Carolina grown fruits and vegetables as part of the NC Crunch but also recognize and thank all our #farmtoschool heroes involved in feeding kids and communities. New resources are available to help you celebrate!
October 7, 2021
NC Governor Cooper Proclaimed October 2021 as Farm to School and Early Care and Education Month
Governor Cooper has proclaimed October 2021 as Farm to School and Early Care and Education Month in North Carolina. The Governor encourages kids and adults to taste and learn about North Carolina grown produce for the N.C. Crunch and to recognize and thank all those who contribute to feeding our kids and communities – from farmers, farm workers, and food hub distributors, to school and early care nutrition professionals, educators, garden coordinators, bus drivers, and transportation professionals.
April 23, 2021
Thirteen Local Education Agencies and Community Organizations Awarded N.C. Farm to Summer Rapid Response Funding
In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on our communities and schools, the Farm to School Coalition of North Carolina (F2SCNC) and the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) recently awarded $26,000 in farm to summer rapid response funding to thirteen Local Education Authorities (LEAs) and Community Organization Sponsors operating N.C. Summer Nutrition Programs to feed children in need.
April 21, 2021
N.C. Jr. Chefs Compete in First-Time Virtual Cook-Off
Four high school teams competed in the state’s first-ever virtual North Carolina Jr. Chef cook-off this spring to create unique school lunch entrée recipes.
January 21, 2021
2021 North Carolina Junior Chef Competition
There is still time for high school CTE junior chefs to enter the virtual 2021 North Carolina Junior Chef Competition. High school CTE student teams work with their Family and Consumer Science teachers and School Nutrition Programs to create a school lunch entrée recipe with at least two North Carolina ingredients, meets federal nutrition guidelines and appeals to student taste preferences. Applications are due Feb. 1.
June 2, 2020
Eighteen Local Education Agencies Awarded Farm-to-School Rapid Response Funding
Eighteen local education agencies (LEAs) were recently awarded Farm-to-School Rapid Response funding by the Farm to School Coalition of North Carolina. The funding is intended to support urgent needs and long-term capacity building for local food purchasing for school meals and local food educational programming in ways that increase the skills, knowledge, and connection to local foods for children and their families.