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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!

November 4, 2022

USDA Signs Cooperative Agreements with North Carolina to Promote Economic Opportunities for Farmers and Producers, Expand Local Foods in School Meals

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U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Mae Wu was joined by North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services Chief Deputy Commissioner David Smith in Durham, N.C., to announce the signing of cooperative agreements between USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service and state under the Local Food Purchase Assistance Cooperative Agreement Program and the Local Food for Schools Cooperative Agreement Program.

November 3, 2022

Sourcing Local Produce and Herbs with Brigade Boys & Girls Club for #NCFarmtoSummer

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The NCDPI, Office of School Nutrition in conjunction with the Farm to School Coalition of North Carolina is highlighting success stories from the Brigade Boys & Girls Club for #NCFarmtoSummer!

October 27, 2022

Farm to School Coalition of North Carolina Steering Committee Highlights

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For National Farm to School and Early Care and Education Month we are excited to highlight a few of our Steering Committee Members.

October 6, 2022

USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture Awards New Grant to Support NC Farm to School Online Training Initiative

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture has awarded a two year, $219,458 grant to North Carolina Extension/North Carolina State University and the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) to expand our online farm to school course into a Farm to School Collaborative Training Initiative (NCF2SCTI).

September 26, 2022

New NC Crunch 2022 Resources!

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This October, join schools, child care centers, and organizations across North Carolina in celebrating National Farm to School Month by crunching into locally grown produce. The 2022 NC Crunch will take place on Wednesday, October 19th. Participants of all ages are invited to crunch with us!

July 1, 2022

2022 NC Crunch Registration is now open!

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Register for the 2022 NC Crunch! The NC Crunch, co-hosted by the Farm to School Coalition of NC and the NC Farm to Preschool Network and organized by the Growing Minds program at ASAP celebrates agriculture, nutrition, and farm to school activities for Farm to School and Early Care and Education Month in October. 

June 22, 2022

Find Free Summer Meals for Kids and Teens Near You!

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The NC Department of Public Instruction works with schools and community organizations across the state to offer free, nutritious meals and educational enrichment to kids and teens when school is out.

June 17, 2022

EdNC Working Landscapes Highlight

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In Warren County, this food hub is working to get more local food in NC schools.