Harvest of the Month

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Overview

CAFF’s Harvest of the Month Tasting Kits deliver farm fresh produce to school classrooms where teachers take the lead on food and farming education.  The program encourages students to increase their consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables by connecting them to California family farmers through taste tests and in-class lessons. Each kit contains enough seasonal produce for an average size class to taste, a farmer profile, an identification sheet and a Network for a Healthy California nutrition education newsletter. CAFF hosts teacher trainings at the beginning of every school year to familiarize teachers with the program and demonstrate how it can be best integrated into theihotm2r classrooms.

“Your program is of such a benefit to our curriculum. We are able to utilize it in all subject areas. The added benefits are that it is hands-on, ‘taste-on’, and healthy. What more could we ask for?”- Teacher, Sunnyvale School District

 

Sign Up Information

North Coast: The North Coast Harvest of the Month Program delivers tasting kits to nearly 300 classrooms each month throughout Sonoma County. During the 2013-2014 School Year, the North Coast HOTM Program delivered over 15,000 tasting kits.

 

  • Area served: Marin and Sonoma Counties
  • 2015-16 flyer
  • Online registration
  • Please contact us at northcoast@caff.org or call  707-824-1823 with any questions or comments.

If you are not in Sonoma and Marin county but still interested in Harvest of the Month or Farm to school, send an email to farmtoschoo@caff.org or visit the California Farm to School website for Resources and to find the Regional Lead for your area.

Resources

  • CAFF’s Farm to School resources
  • Network For a Healthy California’s Harvest of the Month website
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