Creating connections between local growers and the school lunchroom.


Farm to School Network
Creating a viable and sustainable structure to promote, institutionalize and catalyze farm to school programs as viable models for improving the economic viability of family-scale farmers and child nutrition.

Center for Food & Justice
Holding a vision of a sustainable and socially just food system, CFJ engages in collaborative action strategies, community capacity-building, and research and education.

Community Food Security Coalition
Dedicated to building strong, sustainable, local and regional food systems that ensure access to affordable, nutritious, and culturally appropriate food for all people at all times.

Rethinking School Lunch - Center for Ecoliteracy
Addressing school food policy, curriculum integration, nutrition education, the crisis in childhood obesity, and waste management.

Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food
USDA's effort to create new economic opportunities by better connecting consumers with local producers. The start of a national conversation about the importance of understanding where your food comes from and how it gets to your plate.

Time for Lunch - Slow Food USA
Asking parents, teachers and every responsible citizen to speak up and tell Congress that change can't wait: It's time to provide our children with REAL FOOD at school.

The Lunch Box
Healthy tools that enable schools and school districts to make a healthy difference for all children in America by providing relevant information and the pragmatic tools necessary to make good food available for all kids.

One Tray
Campaign to improve child nutrition by encouraging a more direct connection between local farms and federal nutrition.

Better School Food
Smarter brains, stronger kids and a healthier planet.

Two Angry Moms
Seeking to establish an imperative for taking better care of our kids by offering better food in schools and cleaning up the school food environment.

Small Farms/ School Meals Initiative Town Hall Meetings
A step-by-step guide on creating a town hall meeting to bring small farms and local schools together by the US Department of Agriculture.

Healthy Meals Resource System
Nutrition education resources for Farm-to-School and School Garden programs by the US Department of Agriculture.

Chef Ann Cooper
The renegade lunch lady, working to get wholesome, nutritious, and delicious food in schools to change the way our children are eating.

School Lunch Talk
Dishes out the latest on public school food, from chicken nuggets and chocolate milk to legislation and regulations.

Let's Move
Let’s Move! is a comprehensive initiative, launched by First Lady Michelle Obama, dedicated to solving the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams.

ATTRA Sustainable Agriculture
A National Sustainable Agriculture Assistance Program developed and managed by the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT).

Union of Concerned Scientists
The Union of Concerned Scientists puts rigorous, independent science to work
to solve our planet’s most pressing problems.

Food & Water Watch
Food & Water Watch champions healthy food and clean water for all. We stand up to corporations that put profits before people, and advocate for a democracy that improves people’s lives and protects our environment.

American Farmland Trust
AFT works to protect farmland, promote sound farming practices, and keep farmers on the land.

Civil Eats
A daily news source for critical thought about the American food system. We publish stories that shift the conversation around sustainable agriculture in an effort to build economically and socially just communities.


Lead F2S agency for the western region, supporting Farm to School programs in eight states. Helping regional programs to source locally grown, processed, and manufactured products. Conducting research of on-going programs, systemically track the growing "farm to school" market, and advocate for policy changes that support better school food and increased food literacy.

Agriculture in the Classroom
To help children grow in their knowledge of agriculture, the environment, and natural resources for the benefit of Oregonians today and in the future.

Friends of Family Farmers
Promoting and protecting socially responsible farming in Oregon.

Growing Gardens
Growing Gardens helps people grow their own food. We organize hundreds of volunteers to build organic, raised bed vegetable gardens in backyards, front yards, side yards and even on balconies. The Youth Grow after school garden clubs grow the next generation of veggie eaters and growers!

Oregon Farmers' Markets
Promoting, supporting and developing partnership between city residents and farmers for the benefit of Oregon farmers and Oregon communities.

OSU Extension - Small Farms Program
Provides information for the commercial small farmer.

Supporting academic achievement and wellness in Portland Public Schools by empowering the community through innovative projects and partnerships.

Willamette Farm and Food Coalition
Actively educating Lane County kids about where their food comes from and working to incorporate locally grown produce into the meals served in schools.

School Garden Project of Lane County
Helping Lane County schools create and sustain gardens.

The Edible Schoolyard
Established in 1995, a one-acre garden and kitchen classroom at Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School in Berkeley, California.

Community Alliance with Family Farmers
Reconnecting children with local food and agriculture in the classroom, on the farm and in the cafeteria.

School Lunch Initiative
Connecting healthy lunch; experiential learning in gardens, kitchens and classrooms; and formal academic subjects within the Berkeley Unified School District.


The Rogue Initiative for a Vital Economy
THRIVE works to catalyze, strengthen and connect businesses and community members in the greater Rogue Valley who share a commitment to creating an economy that preserves community character and vitality, promotes social justice, and protects ecological health and diversity.

The OSU Extension - Small Farms Jackson, Josephine & Douglas Counties
Providing consultation, educational programs, and resources addressing conventional and organic/biological farming systems consistent with clientele goals.

Rogue Farm Corps
Creates hands-on educational programs to train the next generation of farmers and land stewards through internships.

White Oak Farm & Education Center
White Oak Farm & Education Center is dedicated to cultivating connections between people and their local ecosystems by pursuing community-based food security, fostering agricultural and ecological diversity, and teaching the arts of sustainable living.

Jackson County Soil & Water Conservation District
The Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District is dedicated to helping the people of Jackson County protect and conserve their natural resources. We work with both individuals and communities to analyze and implement science-based solutions to various resource concerns, while still protecting the cultural, social and economic values of Jackson County.