In this article:
|About the Louisiana Harvest of the Month Program|
|Join the Program!|
|Materials and Resources|
|Current Harvest of the Month Schools|
|How You Can Participate|
|Finding Local on Louisiana MarketMaker|
The Louisiana Harvest of the Month (LA HOM) program showcases locally grown foods in Louisiana schools, institutions, and communities. Each month, participating sites focus on promoting one locally grown item (e.g., winter squash). Activities could include serving local items in a meal or snack, offering taste tests, displaying LA HOM materials, or teaching educational lessons and activities. Louisiana Harvest of the Month is the perfect way to launch or grow a farm to school program, as it provides an easy framework to follow and ready-to-use materials. Participating sites will receive a free packet of materials as well as guides, additional resources, and training.
Do you want to start Harvest of the Month at your school or institution? Louisiana K-12 schools and after school programs can register free-of-charge at any point during the school year. In addition to receiving all LA HOM materials in a printed packet, on a jump drive, and on a Google Drive, registered sites will have access to workshops, professional development opportunities, and technical support.
Louisiana K-12 schools and after school programs can register for free at any point during the school year to receive access to all monthly materials. Additional printed materials such as posters and seasonality charts can be ordered by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (225) 578-1037. Visit the link below to find Louisiana Harvest of the Month monthly materials, recipes, lessons, activities, and other resources!
Use the searchable database on Louisiana MarketMaker to find farmers and food producers interested in supplying to your school. If you're a farmer or fisherman who wants to sell to schools and other institutions, list your business in the Louisiana MarketMaker directory
today. Not sure how to create an account? Use the buyer registration tutorial video below to guide you through the process.
Louisiana Farm to School Program
Louisiana State University AgCenter
231 Julian C. Miller Hall
Baton Rouge LA 70803
Louisiana Farm to School Program Director
Louisiana Farm to School is made possible through an inter-agency agreement between Louisiana State University AgCenter and Louisiana Department of Education Division of Nutrition Support, and funded through the United States Department of Agriculture.