Farm to Preschool


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SC Farm to Preschool is a program that connects preschools with local agriculture.
The goals of the program are to:

Increase the number of South Carolina Grown fruits and vegetable in preschools

Improve children’s nutrition

Provide nutrition and agriculture education

Support the local economy


STARTING SC FARM TO PRESCHOOL IN YOUR CENTER

THE SC FARM TO PRESCHOOL PROGRAM IS COMPRISED OF THE FOLLOWING FOUR COMPONENTS:

1

Purchase at least two South Carolina Grown fruits and vegetables from a local farmer, farmers’ market, food distributor, etc.

Example: Purchase peaches grown in South Carolina instead of Georgia.

Purchasing >>

2

Serve and promote South Carolina grown fruits and vegetables as part of the meal and in the center.

Example: Replace fruits and vegetables already on the menu with produce grown in South Carolina.

Serving and Promoting >>

3

Integrate nutrition/agriculture education through hands-on learning activities.

Examples: Sample some local produce and have a taste test, visit a U-pick farm, or even invite a farmer to speak to your children!

Educating >>

4

Establish or revitalize a vegetable and/or fruit garden at your preschool.

Note: This may require an initial expense, such as containers, seeds/plants, and gardening tools. If needed, seek support and donations from parents and/or the local community.

Gardening >>