Farm to School Month 2017

Join us in celebrating the harvest season during National Farm to School Month this October. 

F2S Month is OctoberEvents

Sept 26 –  Dining for Dirt: a Farm to School Fundraiser – Gallatin Valley Farm to School will kick-off National Farm to School Month with a fun and delicious meal at Montana Ale Works.  Join us to support local farms and food education in the Gallatin Valley at one of the two seatings: 5:30 – 7pm or 7:30 – 9pm.  $40 per person includes scrumptious tapas-style dinner and beer.  Ages 21+. Proceeds benefit GVF2S education programs.

Oct 14 –  Farm to School Feastival –  Grab your boots and meet us at Rocky Creek Farm for the 5th annual Farm to School Feastival on Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 11 am – 3 pm at Rocky Creek Farm. This free, family-friendly event will feature delicious hand crafted food from local chefs, kids’ activities, Bozone Ozone Bus tours and taste tests, a mini farmer’s market for purchasing fresh veggies, farm fun, and more! Gear up with Gallatin Valley Farm to School merchandise and learn about our current and upcoming programs. While you are at the Feastival, you can jump on the hayride and head out to the famous Rocky Creek Farm pumpkin patch for your jack o’ lantern or press your own apple cider! Meet us at the farm to celebrate National Farm to School Month, rain or shine! This event is free and open to the public.

Oct 24 – Montana Crunch Time: Grab a locally or regionally grown apple and join students statewide in a collective crunch in celebration of Food Day on October 24 at exactly 2:00pm.  Visit MT Farm to School for more information about Montana Crunch Time, including a guide for schools. Be sure to share your crunch byte (video, photos, and audio are welcome) by using the tag #MontanaCrunchTime on social media sites including FaceBook, Twitter, and Instagram. 

Toolkit & Resources

Farm to School Month Teacher Toolkit – contains lesson plans, activities, recipes and other ideas for engaging your class in Farm to School Month education!

Farm Field Trip Toolkit – a guide for planning a farm field trip, including farmer contact information, field trip packing lists and activity ideas. 
 
Farm to School Media Library at Bozeman Public Schools –  a list of the FREE Farm to School books, curriculum guides and films available to educators.
 
Educator Guide to School Gardening in the Gallatin Valley – month-by-month guide that will help teachers and educators tend and lead activities in the school garden. It also contains a simple, kid-friendly recipe for each seasonal Harvest of the Month food that can be cooked right in the classroom!
 
What is National Farm to School Month?

October is National Farm to School Month, a time to celebrate the connections happening all across the country between schools and local food producers. In 2010, Congress officially designated October as National Farm to School Month. Students celebrate by embarking on farm field trips, eating farm fresh foods in their school cafeterias, learning in their school gardens, and much more.

Get a communications toolkit, order posters and other fun items, at www.farmtoschoolmonth.org.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Farm to School Month in the Gallatin Valley was made possible by generous donations from individuals and business in our community. Thank you! 



 

 

 

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