Schools across New Jersey will be celebrating locally-grown fruits and vegetables, connecting classrooms to garden education and teaching students where local food comes from, during Jersey Fresh Farm-to-School Week. The week runs this year from Sept. 26-30.

Jersey Fresh Farm-to-School Week was designated as the last week of each September by a law signed in 2010. During this celebration, the New Jersey Department of Agriculture showcases schools that connect with New Jersey farmers to purchase local produce for school meals, and those that seek to increase student consumption of healthy produce through school garden, agriculture and nutrition education.

The New Jersey Department of Agriculture’s website features a variety of ways to engage districts in Farm to School activities, or by visiting the website.

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