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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!

October 7, 2021

NC Governor Cooper Proclaimed October 2021 as Farm to School and Early Care and Education Month

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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. 

February 12, 2020

Apex High Culinary Clinches Jr. Chef Title

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The student culinary team from Apex High School in Wake County won first place for the second year running in the 2020 North Carolina Jr. Chef Competition, held Friday at Johnson & Wales University in Charlotte. 

January 8, 2020

Eight Teams Advance to Third NC Jr. Chef Cook-Off

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 Eight finalist teams from Career and Technical Education food, nutrition, and culinary arts courses will compete in a cook-off Feb. 7 at Johnson & Wales University in Charlotte.

October 17, 2019

Celebrate Family & Consumer Sciences Day by “Dining In” for Healthy Families on December 3rd!

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FCS is the field of study focused on the science and art of living and working well in our complex world. We celebrate on December 3rd to recognize our profession’s founder, Ellen S. Richards, first woman to graduate of MIT, whose birthday was December 3rd