With generous support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, CRFS administered the MI Farm to School Grant Program from 2011-2018.
Over 20 eligible Michigan K-12 schools/districts and early care and education programs each year were provided mini-grants (up to $2,000 each) to plan for or implement farm to school programs focused on local food purchasing.
Grantees were able to participate for up to three years in an effort to ensure the sustainability of farm to school programs into the future. To date, the grant program has supported over 70 distinct programs with over $200,000 in grant awards to increase the amount of local foods purchased and served in food service programs, thereby increasing kids’ access to healthy, fresh, local foods.
Published on September 11, 2018
This chapter examines three arenas that have advanced farm-to-institution activity in the Michigan: state government policy, non-profit and agriculture extension agency facilitation, and supply chain partnerships.
Published on August 30, 2018
This series of five short videos shows how the innovative combination of Hoophouses for Health and MI Farm to School works from every angle.
Published on June 29, 2017
The MI Farm to School Grant Program is an effort to help food program providers overcome challenges and stimulate or sustain local food purchasing programs at K–12 schools and early childhood programs in Michigan.
Published on May 1, 2017
This document provides a list of MI Farm to School Grantees for 2017-2018, including K-12 schools/districts and early childcare and education programs.
Published on May 12, 2016
The MI Farm to School Grant Program is an effort to help food program providers overcome challenges and stimulate or sustain local food purchasing programs at K-12 schools and early childhood programs in Michigan