Would you like to learn more about farm to school and the farmers who are growing the fresh fruits and vegetables for schools across the state? Check out these videos to meet the farmers that are working hard to feed our students.
The Mississippi Department of Agriculture and the Mississippi Department of Education have partnered for nearly 20 years bringing more Mississippi homegrown fruits and vegetables to schools across the state. To learn more about Farm to School, listen to this message from Commissioner of Agriculture Andy Gipson and Scott Clements, State Director of the Office of Child Nutrition and Healthy Schools with the Mississippi Department of Education.
Farmers across Mississippi provide a number of homegrown fruits and vegetables for students across the state. From B-Z, our farmers provide a wide variety of healthy produce choices from blueberries to zucchini and lots of other items in between. Learn more about Mississippi Farm to School.
Discover Croom Farms in Lucedale, Miss. Croom Farms provides bell peppers, cabbage, cantaloupes, eggplant, cherry tomatoes, and watermelons to schools across Mississippi.
Glyen Holmes has been involved in Farm to School for a number of years. Learn more about the Holmes County Food Hub and how broccoli crowns and turnip greens get to Mississippi schools.
Located in the heart of the ‘Sweet Potato Capital of the World’, N&W Farms in Vardaman, Miss., has been growing sweet potatoes for school for nearly two decades.