Farm to ECE Implementation Grant (FIG)

ASAP, on behalf of the North Carolina Farm to Preschool Network was awarded funding in the Fall of 2020 from the Association of State Public Health Nutritionists (ASPHN). With this funding, the Farm to Preschool Network is awarding 40 Farm to Early Care and Education (ECE) Implementation Grants (FIG) to North Carolina childcare centers and

2020 USDA Farm to School Grant Awarded to ASAP

In June 2020, ASAP was awarded a two-year US Department of Agriculture Farm to School grant to increase procurement of local food in Western North Carolina (WNC) schools. ASAP, in partnership with School Nutrition Directors, produce distributor Marvin’s Produce, and area farmers, will develop an efficient and sustainable local procurement system for school systems that

North Carolina Crunch

Join the state of North Carolina in celebrating Farm to School and Early Care and Education Month by crunching into a locally grown fruit or vegetable on Wednesday, October 18, 2023 at noon or any time during the month of October that works for you. The NC Crunch is also a great opportunity to thank all those involved in feeding our communities. This event is about uniting together to celebrate North Carolina agriculture, locally grown fruits and vegetables, and healthy eating. Participants of all ages are invited to crunch with their schools, early care and education sites, organizations, families, or communities. Help us reach all 100 counties and 500,000 kids and adults with the NC Crunch! 

Haywood County Farm to School Project

(2012-2013) The Haywood County Farm to School Project was a collaboration of the NC Center for Health and Wellness (NCCHW) at UNC Asheville, ASAP, and Haywood County Schools. Funded by the Community Foundation’s Fund for Haywood County, the project brought Farm to School activities to five Haywood County schools and approximately 3,000 participants for the 2012-2013 school year.


USDA Farm to School Project

A combination of project activities will further develop regional supply chains to serve the needs of school districts in the region, develop and implement a promotional campaign in support of farm to school initiatives, and create a model Farm to School program that integrates local food in the cafeteria with experiential food and farm‐based education in classrooms.


Farm to School to Community Project

(2012-2013) ASAP’s Farm to School to Community Project focused on multiple intervention points to positively impact food environments, promote healthy food relationships for children, and build a stronger, more transparent local food system. This two year project, funded through Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation, begun with a focus on Farm to School in three communities in year one and expanded to include restaurants, groceries, Head Start centers, hospitals and colleges in year two.


Cooperative Extension Farm to School Resources

(2010-2011) As an Extension agent, your work with agricultural producers, youth, and community education puts you in the unique position to offer an integrated approach to Farm to School and become a leader in the movement. As Farm to School continues to grow, farmers and other community members will look to Cooperative Extension for help implementing Farm to School initiatives.

Subscribe Now

Are you interested in receiving our Farm to School Monthly newsletter? Receive lesson plans, teaching resources, and more, delivered to your inbox each month. You can also sign up for ASAP's other newsletters.