Farm to Preschool and Early Care is a new initiative that grew out of the Farm to School movement and encompasses a wide range of programs and activities. It strives to encourage young children to like eating fresh fruits and vegetables while their preferences are still forming. It also encourages healthy choices in children throughout their lives by offering experiences with good nutrition and hands-on education through cooking and gardening. Farm to Preschool also improves access to healthy food at home and in the community. For more information about Farm to Preschool, check out the National Farm to Preschool website.

Farm to Preschool and Early Care Programs Include:

  • Edible School Gardens
  • Cooking with Kids
  • Taste Tests
  • Farm Field Trips
  • Nutrition Education
  • Involving Parents and the Community

General Resources


Edible School Gardens

Cooking with Kids

Local Food Procurement