Celebration of National Farm to School Month

OCTOBER IS NATIONAL FARM TO SCHOOL MONTH, a time to celebrate the connections happening all over Northeast Georgia between children and local food!  National Farm to School Month was designated by Congress in 2010 to demonstrate the growing importance of farm to school programs as a means to improve child nutrition, support local economies and educate children about the origins of food.

All the sixth graders in Habersham County are celebrating with their October Farm Fieldtrip to Chattooga Belle and Jaemor Farms.

All the sixth graders in Habersham County are celebrating with their October Farm Fieldtrip to Chattooga Belle and Jaemor Farms.

North Habersham Middle School Students celebrating with Wide Bottom Farmers, Carey Madigan & James Franklin as they eat their local peas!

North Habersham Middle School Students celebrating with Wide Bottom Farmers, Carey Madigan & James Franklin as they eat their local peas!

abun County Middle School Students celebrating with their local milk fresh from the Mountain Fresh Creamery thanks to farmer Scott Glover and Nutrition Director Cindi Dean

Rabun County Middle School Students celebrating with their local milk fresh from the Mountain Fresh Creamery thanks to farmer Scott Glover and Nutrition Director Cindi Dean

Principal Pennick is celebrating with her Habersham County Farm Bureau partners who assist with seeds for South Habersham gardens and fresh farm produce taste test

Principal Pennick is celebrating with her Habersham County Farm Bureau partners who assist with seeds for South Habersham gardens and fresh farm produce taste test

Habersham County Superintendent Cooper is celebrating during the local farmer –school nutrition appreciation breakfast

Habersham County Superintendent Cooper is celebrating during the local farmer –school nutrition appreciation breakfast.

FoodCorps Service Members, Ian and Sumer are celebrating with Honey Farmer, Virginia Webb, and her thousands of worker bees.

FoodCorps Service Members, Ian and Sumer are celebrating with Honey Farmer, Virginia Webb, and her thousands of worker bees.

White County School Nutrition Director, Abby Rowland, celebrated Farm to School with the local community on the Northeast Georgia Living Radio show with DJ Jimmy O’Neill.

White County School Nutrition Director, Abby Rowland, celebrated Farm to School with the local community on the Northeast Georgia Living Radio show with DJ Jimmy O’Neill.

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