Arizona Farm to School

Arizona Farm to School is a growing movement to ensure students have access to fresh and healthy Arizona grown food.

Farm to School Vendor Showcase Application


Upcoming Farm to School Events


Farm to School Resources

Local Product Poster Template
Example Local Product Poster
Celebrate Farm to School Month
Painted Desert Demonstration Farm to School Program
Farm to School Brochure
Farm to School in the Summer Food Service Program
2013 Arizona Specialty Crop Guide
Farm to Preschool


Arizona Farm to School Statistics

Arizona Farm to School 2011
Arizona Farm to School Report 2012
USDA Farm to School Census 2011-2012


Procurement Guidance

Final Rule: Geographic Preference Option
Procurement Geographic Preference Q&As Memo
Procurement Geographic Preference Q&As Memo – Part II
Arizona Attorney General Procurement Opinion
Federal Small Purchase Threshold Memo
Washington State Department of Agriculture Procurement Guide
USDA Online Procurement Training


Produce Safety Resources

National Food Service Management Institute’s Produce Safety University
Cornell University’s Produce Safety Alliance
The University of Arizona Cooperative Extension’s Fresh Produce Safety


Teachers’ Resources


Incorporating Agriculture Education In Your Classroom 

  • This work-at-your-own pace course is designed for K-12 grade classroom teachers to easily earn 45 professional development “seat hours” online while increasing their knowledge about Arizona-grown food. Course content will provide teachers with research-based strategies to implement concepts on Arizona-grown food into their current curriculum while meeting Arizona’s Academic Standards in mathematics, language arts, and science which will include nutrition.
  • The University of Arizona’s Agriculture Literacy Program

Arizona Farm Bureau’s Agriculture in the Classroom

  • The Arizona Farm Bureau Agriculture in the Classroom program develops and implements curriculum and programs, aligned to state learning standards to help students and teachers be successful, while increasing agricultural awareness in K-6 classrooms and beyond.
  • Arizona Farm Bureau’s Agriculture in the Classroom

Summer Agriculture Institute

  • The Summer Agricultural Institute is a five day tour designed to teach K-12 teachers about the food and fiber grown in Arizona. Participants visit a variety of agricultural operations, spend an entire day at the University of Arizona’s research farm, visit schools with active agriculture education programs, and spend one night with a family on a modern-day working farm or ranch. Teachers are provided with free classroom materials that are aligned to Arizona Academic Standards throughout the tour.
  • The University of Arizona’s Agriculture Literacy Program


Contact Information

Ashley Schimke
Farm to School and School Garden Programs Specialist
(602) 364-2282

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