Maine Districts

79%
of Maine school districts surveyed by USDA say they participate in farm to school activities.

104

424

135,221

Another 5% of districts surveyed plan to start farm to school activities in the future.

(Note: of the 177 school districts in Maine, 74% completed the USDA Farm to School Census.)

Highlights

$3,782,660

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

16%

of their budget on local products.
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School districts in Maine are currently buying the following types of local foods:
  • 89%

    fruits
  • 88%

    vegetables
  • 44%

    milk
  • 36%

    meat or poultry

50%

of Maine districts surveyed plan to increase local food purchases in the future.
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Maine school districts are serving local items throughout the school day. In Maine local foods are being served at the following times:
  • 57%

    breakfast
  • 95%

    lunch
  • 1%

    supper
  • 28%

    snacks
  • 39%

    Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program
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At least

129

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

44%

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

27%

Of School Districts Are Using Local Foods in Summer Meals.
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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 Maine.
What we heard during the nomination process:
Falmouth School Department does a GREAT job of buying locally AND growing their own food. They even compost cafeteria waste. We are excited about a new greenhouse to enhance the nutritional and educational aspects of the garden.
Congratulations to all the school districts in Maine conducting farm to school programs.

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

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