Farm to School

happy-girl-webSierra Harvest’s Farm to School program connects 22 schools and partner farms, reaching over 6,700 students and 96% of the K-8 population in Western Nevada County!  The program includes monthly tastings of seasonal produce, farm field trips, school produce stands and classroom visits by chefs and farmers.



group deer creekBringing fresh, local produce into the schools for kids to try every month really works!

  • 43% more students report that they like the fruits and veggies after they try them at school
  • 66% more students report that their families shop directly from farmers via local markets, CSA programs and more.



“The trip to the farm was the best day of the year so far.”  –Ezra Armstrong, 3rd grade IMG_0523(1)student

“When the guest chef came in with crates of raw kale, I was skeptical, I thought, ‘they are never going to go for this’, but at the end of the day, kids were asking for seconds and thirds of kale salad. One 8th grader exclaimed, ‘If my mom made kale like this, I would eat it every night’!’’ –Michelle Mc Daniel, Teacher

Listen to Capital Public Radio’s visit to our Farm to School Program and Tasting Week.


Our Schools and Partner Farms: 

Alta Sierra Elementary: Harmony Valley Farm
Arete Charter Academy: Harmony Valley Farm
Bell Hill: Starbright Acres
Chicago Park School: Bakbraken Acres and Dinner Bell Farm
Clear Creek: Indian Spring Organic Farm
Cottage Hill: Jardin del Rio
Deer Creek: Food Love Project
Forest Charter: Tumbling Creek Farm
Grass Valley Charter: Greg’s Organics
Grizzly Hill: Mountain Bounty Farm
Lyman Gilmore: First Rain Farm
Magnolia Intermediate : Foothill Roots Farm
Mt. St. Mary’s: Sweet Roots Farm
Nevada City School of the Arts: Mountain Bounty Farm
Ready Springs: Indian Springs Organic Farm & Food Love Project
Scotten: Starbright Acres
Seven Hills: Food Love Project
Sierra Montessori: End of the Road Farm
Twin Ridges Home Study: Soil Sisters Farm
Union Hill: Starbright Acres and Food Love Project
Williams Ranch: Indian Springs Organic Farm and Super Tuber Farm
Yuba River Charter: Woolman Farm


Are you a Nevada County school or farmer who wants to get involved?
Learn how to be a part of of our program at our Farm to School for Schools or our Farm to School for Farmers page.