Farm to School aims to get local foods into Rock County schools, reducing food miles and supporting local farmers. Supporting local farmers invests in the surrounding economy and builds community cohesion.
Community members can support local farmers by purchasing food locally, from vegetables and fruit to honey, meat, eggs, and bread – there are many local foods available to you.
You can purchase goods at a Farmers Market near you:
You can sign up for a Community Support Agriculture (CSA) share, where a box of vegetables is delivered to you weekly throughout the growing season. Several local farmers offer CSA shares, including:
- Amazing Grace Family Farm
- Roots Down Community Farm
- Tipi Produce
- Wright Way Farm
- Raleigh’s Hillside Farm
- Wholesome Harvest
- Scotch Hill Farm
Finally, shop locally at choose local options at the grocery store. Remember, every dollar spent locally stays in the community!