Farm to School

  • The Department of Nutrition Services coordinates with our local produce distributor and local farmers to provide farm fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables to our students each school day.   Being in Collier County, The Winter Produce Basket of the USA, we have access to a long growing season and an abundant variety of delicious Florida fruits and vegetables.   We also provide our elementary schools with a unique and innovative program that we call F2SS (Farm to School Snack) where we provide a fresh fruit or vegetable snack to our students at least once each week at no charge.  The advantages of this endeavor are many!  Children actually try the fresh produce with their teacher in the classroom,  they learn that fresh fruits and vegetables are a preferred snack, and it provides the classroom teacher with an additional learning tool that can be used throughout the curriculum.