New Jersey Districts

of New Jersey school districts surveyed by USDA say they participate in farm to school activities.




Another 20% of districts surveyed plan to start farm to school activities in the future.

(Note: of the 679 school districts in New Jersey, 60% completed the USDA Farm to School Census.)



invested in local food in New Jersey
with the average school district spending


of their budget on local products.
School districts in New Jersey are currently buying the following types of local foods:
  • 85%

  • 85%

  • 34%

  • 8%

    meat or poultry


of New Jersey districts surveyed plan to increase local food purchases in the future.
New Jersey school districts are serving local items throughout the school day. In New Jersey local foods are being served at the following times:
  • 44%

  • 87%

  • 1%

  • 14%

  • 13%

    Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program
At least


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


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


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 New Jersey.
What we heard during the nomination process:
Sal Valenza has made a big difference in the lives of these students by teaching them where real food comes from, and bringing nutritious, local food into the schools!
Congratulations to all the school districts in New Jersey conducting farm to school programs.

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

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