Farm to School

Farm 2 SchoolNorthEd's Farm to School program has been educating students and connecting schools to local foods for over 10 years. We accomplish these goals by offering hands-on lessons in classrooms, school gardens, and on site visits to local farms. Our lessons educate students on how to grow food, cooking skills for preparing food, and the basic principles of nutrition. We also offer taste tests that encourage students to try new foods and new recipes to expand their palate. We work to connect our lesson content to the state standards for elementary education to support and reinforce what students are learning in the classroom.

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Our Partners

With all of the amazing work that we do, we would not be able to do it without our local partners!

  • Groundwork
  • MSU-E of Leelanau and Grand Traverse
  • MI-Farm Co-op
  • Food Rescue of Northwest Michigan
  • The Grand Traverse Conservation District 
  • Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians
  • Interlochen Center for the Arts, Sustainability Department
  • SEEDS Ecology and Education Centers
  • Bay Area Recycling for Charities
  • Oryana Community Co-op
  • Norte Youth Cycling
  • Carter's Compost

Our schools are active partners and provide tools and support required for a successful Farm-to-School program. 

  • Buckley
  • Courtade
  • Creekside
  • Northport
  • Lake Ann 
  • Leland
  • Westwoods

The incredible vendors that attend our Pop-Up Farmers Markets each fall! For more information about our vendors and the pop-up farmers markets, click here