Maryland Districts

68%
of Maryland school districts surveyed by USDA say they participate in farm to school activities.

28

1,197

755,058

Another 7% of districts surveyed plan to start farm to school activities in the future.

(Note: of the 44 school districts in Maryland, 95% completed the USDA Farm to School Census.)

Highlights

$18,026,100

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

23%

of their budget on local products.
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School districts in Maryland are currently buying the following types of local foods:
  • 96%

    fruits
  • 100%

    vegetables
  • 59%

    milk
  • 22%

    meat or poultry

52%

of Maryland districts surveyed plan to increase local food purchases in the future.
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Maryland school districts are serving local items throughout the school day. In Maryland local foods are being served at the following times:
  • 70%

    breakfast
  • 100%

    lunch
  • 33%

    supper
  • 26%

    snacks
  • 30%

    Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program
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At least

107

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

59%

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

59%

Of School Districts Are Using Local Foods in Summer Meals.
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Based on a tally of the number of votes received, the school district above was selected as a stand out in Maryland.
What we heard during the nomination process:
Our school has a wide variety of fresh local produce when it is in season. The produce is ordered and picked up from the farm weekly and delivered straight to the school. We always look forward to the growing season and it is much appreciated by the students.
Congratulations to all the school districts in Maryland conducting farm to school programs.

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

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