Are you a farmer or producer who would like to be a part of the Illinois Harvest of the Month? It is easy to be a part of farm to school with this great program.
There are many ways that you can go about bringing your products into schools in a given month. You can market your produce to wholesalers or you can sell directly to schools. There is a lot of information on the web about how to make this work.
Guides for Producers
IL Farm to School Producer Toolkit: IFSN Producer Guide
WI Farm to School Producers Tool Kit: http://www.cias.wisc.edu/toolkits/
Food Hub tools for producers: National Sustainable Ag Producer Guide to Food Hubs
USDA Census of Ag- Local, organic and direct census: https://www.agcensus.usda.gov/index.php
USDA Farm to School Fact Sheets for Producers:
Aggrega8 by FarmLogix
Join the online Aggrega8 platform, a FarmLogix technology that connects local farmers to school districts through their existing food distributors. It’s free for farmers to list their products! Learn more about IL Harvest of the Month’s partnership with FarmLogix here.
Participating School Districts
Harvest of the Month is served over 491,000 students at 1060 school sites in Illinois last year! Here is the current map of school districts who are currently participating in the Illinois Harvest of the Month in the 2018-19 school year: