Delaware Districts

60%
of Delaware school districts surveyed by USDA say they participate in farm to school activities.

24

211

123,321

Another 13% of districts surveyed plan to start farm to school activities in the future.

(Note: of the 43 school districts in Delaware, 93% completed the USDA Farm to School Census.)

Highlights

$5,286,110

invested in local food in Delaware
with the average school district spending

25%

of their budget on local products.
School districts in Delaware are currently buying the following types of local foods:
  • 100%

    fruits
  • 92%

    vegetables
  • 54%

    milk
  • 4%

    meat or poultry

46%

of Delaware districts surveyed plan to increase local food purchases in the future.
Delaware school districts are serving local items throughout the school day. In Delaware local foods are being served at the following times:
  • 67%

    breakfast
  • 96%

    lunch
  • 4%

    supper
  • 8%

    snacks
  • 42%

    Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program
At least

30

school gardens are growing in Delaware
Tend and water those gardens; their benefits are well documented!
In Delaware,

42%

of School Districts
Are Engaging Preschool Children
in Farm to School Activities.
In Delaware,

21%

Of School Districts Are Using Local Foods in Summer Meals.
Learn more about these results. See the details
Based on a tally of the number of votes received, the school district above was selected as a stand out in Delaware.
What we heard during the nomination process:
Colonial School District Nutrition Services goes "above and beyond" when it comes to farm to school. Their unique partnerships with Delaware Greenways, Historical Penn Farm, and Culinary Students have truly helped them to bring local products into the cafeteria and the Summer Food Service Program.
Congratulations to all the school districts in Delaware conducting farm to school programs.

From buying local food to planting school gardens to teaching kids where their food comes from, Delaware is ‘bringing the farm to school.’ Peruse the list below for more information on the great work taking place in Delaware.

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