The New Jersey Farm to School Network is a statewide nonprofit that works with schools, students, parents, state agencies, other nonprofits, farmers, produce distributors and communities to change the food system choices in New Jersey schools through school garden education promotion and local purchasing of New Jersey’s fresh fruits and vegetables.

The Network hosts conferences, workshops, trainings, webinars and online networking opportunities for those interested in making these positive changes through collaboration.

We also serve as the New Jersey state lead for the National Farm to School Network and share the role of co-host for New Jersey’s FoodCorps program, along with Rutgers Cooperative Extension’s Family and Community Health Science Division.

Sign up for our bi-monthly newsletter to learn more about farm to school in the Garden State. Our newsletters are published in January, March, May, July, September and November.

Check out a recent post about a local procurement success story in New Jersey schools, connecting Sodexo USA and Edible Gardens, a northern New Jersey greenhouse that grows lettuce, greens and herbs.