School produce stands and farmers markets are great ways to expose children to healthy, fresh foods and expand their understanding of where food comes from and why supporting local producers is important for the community. Starting one of these programs at your school might be a challenge, but it鈥檚 one that鈥檚 worth taking on for your students!

In 鈥淪tand鈥 and Deliver, a new SN Plus article, you鈥檒l visit Bridgeton Public Schools in New Jersey, where the new Grow With Us mobile produce stand visits each of the districts seven elementary schools to provide students with fresh fruit and teach them about how produce stands operate. Then, you鈥檒l head across the country to Willamina Elementary School in Oregon, where the Nutrition Services Department hosts an annual Kids Farmers Market Day featuring produce and baked goods for sale from local vendors, cooking demonstrations, educational programs and more.

The latest SN Plus article, shares the details of these districts鈥 innovative programs, plus what it took for the directors to bring their ambitious ideas to life and make them a success鈥攂oth in the eyes of their students and other important stakeholders.

Let the stories shared in this article inspire you! School farmers markets and produce stands offer endless positive opportunities for your students鈥攈ow could you implement these ideas at your own school? Click here to read it now.

For more strategies and solutions in K-12 foodservice, check out the SN Plus archive in SNA鈥檚 online Resource Library.

School Nutrition聽thanks for its generous support in making this article available.

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