October is Farm to School Month
October is Farm to School Month, a chance to recognize, appreciate and celebrate the connections happening between kids, schools and our community food systems. National Farm to School Month was designated by Congress in 2010, making this year’s campaign the 10th anniversary of National Farm to School Month celebrations. However, the farm to school connection in Davis, through Davis Farm to School, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year!
We are honored to continue working in our community to strengthen farm to school connections, increase fresh food in school meals, provide farm and garden-based education, and increase sustainability efforts through education programs. We are so grateful to everyone who has worked so hard in the past 20 years to cultivate these connections and build our community.
And while this October will look very different from years past, we are excited to be offering several events that celebrate Farm to School Month including:
Wednesday, October 14th, 11am-1pm: Farm to Families Veggie Giveaway at Montgomery Elementary School, featuring free farm-fresh fruits and veggies from Fiery Ginger Farm
Saturday, October 17th, 8-10am: Grab 'n Grow plant starts and compost giveaway at Birch Lane Elementary
Wednesday, October 28th, 11am-1pm: Farm to Families Veggie Giveaway at Patwin Elementary School, featuring free farm-fresh fruits and veggies from Fiery Ginger Farm
This month also features the Village Feast, on Saturday, October 17th from 1-2:30pm. The Feast, which has gone virtual and is free to attend, will be held via Zoom. It remains a community gathering celebrating the Farm to Fork season. And of course there will be a feast! You can feast from home by purchasing a feast-inspired meal from one of our partners or make your own feast-inspired meal. You can also bid on fantastic silent auction items including exclusive food & wine experiences, getaways, and more. The Village Feast raises funds for Davis Farm to School and Les Dames d'Escoffier, Sacramento, both of which provide local agriculture education programs. Visit www.thevillagefeast.com for more information and to register.