Get ready to make room for legumes this fall! Each year, Georgia Organics coordinates a state-wide campaign to get kids across Georgia eating, growing, and learning about a new fruit or vegetable during October Farm to School Month. Farm to School is a national movement that connects children to healthy, local food in the cafeteria and classroom through educational opportunities. Georgia Organics serves as the National Farm to School Network’s State Lead for Georgia and founded the state’s first Farm to School program in 2007.

From taste tests in the cafeteria and nutrition education activities in the classroom, to farm visits and school garden harvest parties, schools, farms, communities and organizations in all 50 states and D.C. take part in the celebrations. Farm to School activities have been shown to increase students' acceptance and preference for fruits and vegetables, and improve academic achievement and student behavior. 

And don’t forget to show how your school is celebrating Farm to School Month by using #MakeRoomForLegumes! Each week during October, Georgia Organics will select a winner of a $25 Cook’s Warehouse gift card. They will also have an overall grand prize winner of a 2-day education pass to the 21st Annual Georgia Organics Conference AND a free month of PeachDish. (Please note, individuals must register to participate via the sign up form to be eligible to win.)

Want to learn more about October Farm to School Month? Click here for information from the National Farm to School Network.

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