Our Current Work

NH Farm to School Network
We are currently working with key stakeholders across New Hampshire to develop the first ever NH Farm to School Network! The network will be made up of interested Farm to School players from all regions, and across sectors including educators, food service, and procurement. The network will strengthen the ability of Farm to School programs around NH to collaborate on key issues like funding, finding resources and tools, sharing contacts, and brainstorming. Email Stacey Purslow at stacey.purslow@unh.edu for more information!

NH Farm to School Summer Institute
The Summer Institute was first offered in 2018 as part of the Beacon Communities project. The Institute is three days of team building, hands-on activities, and practical skill building. Teams are selected from New Hampshire communities who are committed to increasing access of local, healthy food options in their school cafeterias, hospitals, and other community locations. Unfortunately, the 2020 Institute has been cancelled due to COVID-19.

NH Harvest of the Month
A NH Harvest of the Month program was piloted in the Monadnock region in school year 2016-2017. The program now offers schools throughout the state classroom activities, recipes for the cafeteria and marketing materials to promote NH grown fruits and vegetables. We also recently launched a brand new Indigenous NH Harvest Calendar to educate students about traditional Abenaki foods. Visit both programs here.