Welcome to Fresh from the Farm!
Fresh from the Farm is a fundraising program that brings fresh and local Ontario vegetables and fruit to participating elementary and secondary schools.
A new take on fundraising
Since 2013, 152 Ontario schools have successfully piloted Fresh from the Farm. In total, they collectively distributed over 130,000 kilograms of fresh, Ontario fruit and vegetables to Ontario families, and raised more than $112,000 for school initiatives. As well, an additional $150,000 was returned to Ontario farmers.
Check out our video and brochure to experience Fresh from the Farm – a new take on school fundraising!
Visit the Fresh from the Farm website for the list of school boards eligible to participate in the 2015 fundraising campaign.
Eligible schools can ENROL from April 1st to October 9th, 2015.
School boards were chosen to participate in the Fresh from the Farm pilot project based on the capacity already in place through the delivery of complementary programming (e.g., Student Nutrition Program, Northern Fruit and Vegetable Program).
By gradually expanding our program we are learning how to best deliver the program and to meet the needs of the schools participating.
Note that only select schools in some boards are eligible due to geographical limitations. Our plan is to have the program available to all schools in the province by 2017.
Fresh from the Farm is committed to delivering:
Healthy food choices!
Opportunities for learning about agriculture and food in the classroom!
Support for Ontario’s farmers and the local economy!
Leadership, by aligning with Ontario’s School Food and Beverage Policy and Ontario’s Local Food Act, 2013!
Great profit for schools- 40% of all sales go directly to the school!
School Champion enrols their school between April 1st and October 9th
August 24th week, enroled schools will receive a ‘fundraising kit’ (required order forms, Fresh from the Farm brochures, poster, program details)
Students begin selling September 8th
School order is submitted on-line by October 16th
Fruit and vegetable deliveries will be scheduled for the period of November 9- 26th (one delivery per school)
For more information
Call: EatRight Ontario at 1-877-510-510-2
Visit: facebook.com/freshfromfarmON and twitter.com/freshfromfarmON
Dietitians of Canada, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association.
Last Update – April 10, 2015