The following links are resources to connect schools, farmers, produce distributors, educators, administrators and interested parties in Farm to School procurement.
If your farm, organization, foundation or business is interested in finding out more about partnering with a local school or school district in Farm to School activities, please contact the New Jersey Department of Agriculture's Farm to School Program at (609) 292-8747 or NewJerseyF2S@ag.nj.gov for more information.
Farm to School partnership opportunities include:
- Selling produce to schools either directly or through a produce distributor that has a relationship selling to schools.
- Supporting a school garden program with funding, in-kind donations, volunteers or technical assistance
- Funding transportation for on-farm field trips to local farms (organizations and businesses)
- Hosting farm tours for schools (farms)
New Jersey residents may donate to fund Farm to School activities through the New Jersey Farm to School and School Garden Fund, a NJ State income tax check off. Click here to learn more.
Growers interested in connecting to schools in New Jersey, please visit the NJ Department of Education's website here.
Find Jersey Fresh
Find Jersey Fresh is the search engine hosted by the New Jersey Department of Agriculture that allows you to find growers and distributors of wholesale New Jersey produce. You can search by business name, county or item. Please always call the business before visiting.
NJ Farm Bureau Directory of New Jersey Produce Growers
This directory of produce growers is searchable by produce name, town, farm name and county.
Visit NJ Farms
Search this database for farm activities, farmers markets, nursery/greenhouse, pick-your-own and vineyard.