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Farm to School Training & Guidance

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Food Safety

Tomato Color Chart Banana Color Chart



Summary of USDA Regulations on Geographic Preference Small Purchase Procedures Procurement Methods Tree


USDA FactSheets

Farm to School Food Safety
10 Facts About Local Foods in Schools Verifying On Farm Safety
Integrating Local Foods into Nutrition Programs Checklist for Retail Purchasing of Local Produce
Local Procurement Decision Tree Food Safety Practices to Expect from Your Produce Distributor
Geographic Preference Food Safety Tips for School Gardens
School Gardens Other Food Safety FactSheets
Farm to Summer  
USDA Grants and Loans  
Other Farm to School Fact Sheets  





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  • Promotional Resources & Posters - AGM Harvest of the Month Poster Set; Farm to You Fest Poster; Fresh From the Garden Dry Erase Poster
  • Promotional Resources & Activity Books - Farm to Fork Fun!; Fruits and Veggies From A to Z; Eat A Rainbow
  • Promotional Resources & Bookmarks and Pocket Pals - Catch a Rainbow Bookmark; Fruit & Veggie Challenge Bookmark; Fruit & Veggie Balloon Bookmark; Fruits & Veggies The More the Better Pocket Pal
  • Promotional Resources & Other - Fruit & Veggies More Matters Wheel; Fruit & Veggies The More The Better Slide Guide; Farm to School Food Cycle Handouts; Get Growing with Farm to School Bulletin Board Kit; I Tried It Stickers (English/Spanish); Kids MyPlate Fruit & Veggie Stickers; Pride of NY Harvest Chart ; Official Taste Tester Stickers (English/Spanish); Eat Local Stickers; Celebrate Nutrition Stickers
  • Resource Tools Only for SFA/Sponsors & Books and Brochures - Best Practices: Handling Fresh Produce in Schools


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