Vermont Districts

83%
of Vermont school districts surveyed by USDA say they participate in farm to school activities.

52

78

12,347

Another 6% of districts surveyed plan to start farm to school activities in the future.

(Note: of the 81 school districts in Vermont, 78% completed the USDA Farm to School Census.)

Highlights

$1,562,440

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

17%

of their budget on local products.
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School districts in Vermont are currently buying the following types of local foods:
  • 90%

    fruits
  • 92%

    vegetables
  • 47%

    milk
  • 49%

    meat or poultry

51%

of Vermont districts surveyed plan to increase local food purchases in the future.
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Vermont school districts are serving local items throughout the school day. In Vermont local foods are being served at the following times:
  • 76%

    breakfast
  • 92%

    lunch
  • 14%

    supper
  • 39%

    snacks
  • 59%

    Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program
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At least

85

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

29%

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

24%

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 Vermont.
What we heard during the nomination process:
My son LOVES school lunches, and so do I! He loves the way they taste and I love the nutritious good foods the chefs prepare! And all in full support of our local food producers! An awesome program at CBMS.
Congratulations to all the school districts in Vermont conducting farm to school programs.

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

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