What is Illinois Harvest of the Month?
Illinois Harvest of the Month celebrates a different in-season, locally grown food item every month. Registered feeding sites and garden sites receive a seasonal calendar of suggestions for what to feature, then choose what works best for their meal or garden program.
It’s a free and flexible way to buy, grow, and serve more local food while teaching students about healthy eating, nutrition, and agriculture!
In addition to the seasonal calendar, Illinois Harvest of the Month registrants receive access to classroom and cafeteria activities, curriculum, over two hundred recipes, awesome promotional materials, and a monthly email chocked full of cafeteria celebration tips and ideas for seasonal foods, featured recipes, intriguing fun facts and nutrition facts. There is also one-on-one assistance available for all sites to ensure your Harvest of the Month success!
Would you like a sneak peek of Harvest of the Month? Click here to see a program toolbox preview with recipe samples and our promotional Harvest Tips monthly email!
This is a free program for Illinois early childhood, child feeding, and garden sites! Click here to download our one-pager info sheet.