Sierra 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.
Bringing 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.
“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
Our Schools and Partner Farms:
Cottage Hill: Jardin del Rio
Deer Creek: Food Love Project
Lyman Gilmore: First Rain Farm
Nevada City School of the Arts: Mountain Bounty Farm
Seven Hills: Food Love Project
Twin Ridges Home Study: Soil Sisters Farm