Farm partners play a key role in the success of Sierra Harvest’s Farm to School program. By facilitating the connection between our school age kids and our local farming community we hope children gain enthusiasm for fresh fruits and vegetables, an appreciation for the natural world, curiosity about farming as a career, empowerment through the knowledge about where our food comes from and a sense of purpose by participating in meaningful work. We hope that through involvement with the schools; farmers will have the opportunity to share their passion, cultivate future customers, introduce young people to the wonders of farming and get juiced by the energy of the young people.
With the knowledge that farming is incredibly demanding and time consuming, Sierra Harvest has structured its programs to facilitate ease, support and flexibility for our farm partners. We have created a menu of program elements that each farm partner can opt in or out of. These elements include:
- Hosting field trips
- Providing produce for school garden stands
- Donating plant starts
- Visiting schools
If you are interested in being a farm partner, please review and fill out our Farm Partnership Agreement.