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Fresh from the Farm: Healthy fundraising for Ontario schools

Welcome to Fresh from the Farm, Healthy Fundraising for Ontario Schools!

Launched September 2013, this pilot project offers a new approach to fundraising for schools, selling fresh Ontario fruit and vegetables to the community, while supporting healthy eating and Ontario’s farmers.  


Participating Schools

Select school boards in northern and southwestern Ontario have been invited to participate in the Fresh from the Farm: Healthy Fundraising for Ontario Schools pilot project.  

These school boards have been chosen to participate as local expertise and capacity is already in place through the delivery of complementary programming.

Find out what schools can participate in this pilot project and other related information by visiting our page of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).  

The Fresh from the Farm promotional flyer can now be downloaded for distribution.

Everybody Wins!

Fresh from the Farm is committed to delivering:

  • Healthy food choices.
  • Opportunities for learning about agriculture and food in the classroom.
  • Support to Ontario’s farmers and the local economy. 
  • Leadership, by aligning with Ontario’s School Food and Beverage Policy.
  • Funds for your school - 40% of all sales go directly to the school.



Fresh from the Farm officially launched this September 2013 and will culminate with the delivery of fresh, Ontario fruit and vegetables to participating schools in November. Schools can enroll up to October 7th using the forms on the EatRight Ontario website , necessary for promotion, product orders and program delivery. 


Future Plans

The overall goal of this project is to develop a sustainable program framework that will expand to include additional school boards and schools in regions across Ontario in the future. 

Visit the EatRight Ontario website for updates on Fresh from the Farm, to see how Ontario schools fundraise in a new and healthier way next school year! 



For more information call:  1-877-510-510-2 or email Cathy O’Connor from Dietitians of Canada at 

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