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

 This October, join schools, child care centers, and organizations across North Carolina in celebrating National Farm to School Month by crunching into a locally grown apple. The 2021 NC Crunch will take place on Wednesday, October 20th. Participants of all ages are invited to crunch with us! 

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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