Michigan Districts

43%
of Michigan school districts surveyed by USDA say they participate in farm to school activities.

257

1,581

702,896

Another 18% of districts surveyed plan to start farm to school activities in the future.

(Note: of the 869 school districts in Michigan, 68% completed the USDA Farm to School Census.)

Highlights

$19,392,100

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

20%

of their budget on local products.
School districts in Michigan are currently buying the following types of local foods:
  • 83%

    fruits
  • 77%

    vegetables
  • 56%

    milk
  • 16%

    meat or poultry

50%

of Michigan districts surveyed plan to increase local food purchases in the future.
Michigan school districts are serving local items throughout the school day. In Michigan local foods are being served at the following times:
  • 64%

    breakfast
  • 88%

    lunch
  • 9%

    supper
  • 23%

    snacks
  • 11%

    Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program
At least

180

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

37%

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

27%

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 Michigan.
What we heard during the nomination process:
Montague supports farm to school in so many ways from the fresh amazing salad bar everyday to the many fruits and veggies offered ! We support our local farmers and our fabulous FAA program that provides us with eggs and fresh produce as well!! Montague pride!
Congratulations to all the school districts in Michigan conducting farm to school programs.

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

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