Farm to School
Farm to School enriches the connection communities have with fresh, healthy food and local food producers by changing food purchasing and food education practices at schools.
At Brooklyn Center Community schools, our Farm to School program focuses on three areas:
- Cafeteria: We purchase seasonal, Minnesota grown foods to serve in our school meals
- Classroom: We partner with Gale Woods Farm to provide food and nutrition education in classrooms and in our school gardens
- Community: We help strengthen the local economy by purchasing locally and supporting Minnesota farmers. Students learn about food and agriculture in our community by taking field trips to local farms.
If you have any questions, comments, or new ideas you'd like to see implemented, please send our Farm to School Coordinator, Megan Grubb, an email.
Brooklyn Center Community Schools is a recipient of the 2018 USDA Farm to School Implementation grant!
We will use the grant to expand our school gardens, including the indoor hydroponics garden at the Early College Academy; increase the amount of local and fresh foods served at breakfast, lunch and dinner; provide extra culinary training to our food service staff; and promote farm to school in our greater community.
USDA’s Farm to School Grants fund school districts and other organizations to increase local foods served through child nutrition programs, education about food and agriculture through garden and classroom activities, and develop schools’ and farmers’ capacities to participate in farm to school. Click here to learn more about the USDA’s Farm to School Grants.