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California Farm to School Program


Farm to school programs are a vital way to improve the health and well-being of California schoolchildren through integrated food-based education and healthy food access. California schools serve hundreds of millions of meals each year, and expanding opportunities for local food procurement that is tied to food-based education is essential for establishing healthy eating habits that children can carry into adulthood. Procurement of more California grown or produced food also supports connecting California's agriculture and food production to California consumers.

2022 California Farm to School Incubator Grant Program Announcement

As part of California’s nation-leading investment in farm to school programs, the California Department of Food and Agriculture Office of Farm to Fork (CDFA-F2F) is excited to announce $25.5 million in funding for 120 farm to school projects across the state.

In total, these projects represent 1,489,364 students, 163 school districts and educational entities, over 50 farms, four food hubs and enormous support from California’s urban, rural and suburban communities.

Read the full announcement here.

Planting the Seed: Farm to School Roadmap for Success
What is Farm to School?
Funding History
California Farm to School Network (CFSN)
CFSN Community of Practice Events
California Farm to School Conference

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Job Opportunities

CA Farm to School Network Regional Map
A map of California showing the following regional divisions:
- North Coast Region (Humboldt, Lake, & Mendocino counties)
- Superior Region (Siskiyou, Modoc, Trinity, Shasta, Lassen, Tehama, Plumas, Glenn, Butte, Colusa, Sutter, Yuba, Nevada, Sierra, & Placer counties)
- Central Region (Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Mariposa, Merced, Mono, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tuolumne, & Yolo counties)
- Bay Area Region (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, & Sonoma counties)
- South Coast Region (Monterey, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, & Ventura counties)
- San Joaquin Region (Fresno, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Madera, & Tulare counties)
- Southern Region (Imperial, Riverside, San Bernardino, & San Diego counties)
- Greater Los Angeles (Los Angeles & Orange counties)
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  • Superior Region
  • North Coast Region
  • Bay Area Region
  • Central Region
  • San Joaquin Region
  • South Coast Region
  • Greater Los Angeles Region
  • Southern Region

Regional Farm to School Network Leads

These new positions will establish our regional California Farm to School Network collaboratives, facilitate relationships with partners across the school food ecosystem, support California Farm to School Incubator Grantees, and organize regional convenings and events. Positions are fully remote and staff should live in/near their region.

  • North Coast Region (Humboldt, Lake, & Mendocino counties)
  • Superior Region (Siskiyou, Modoc, Trinity, Shasta, Lassen, Tehama, Plumas, Glenn, Butte, Colusa, Sutter, Yuba, Nevada, Sierra, & Placer counties)
  • Central Region (Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Mariposa, Merced, Mono, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tuolumne, & Yolo counties)
  • Bay Area Region (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, & Sonoma counties)
  • South Coast Region (Monterey, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, & Ventura counties)
  • San Joaquin Region (Fresno, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Madera, & Tulare counties)
  • Southern Region (Imperial, Riverside, San Bernardino, & San Diego counties)
  • Greater Los Angeles (Los Angeles & Orange counties)

Farm to School Regional Producer Engagement Specialist

These new positions will provide value chain coordination for schools, producers, + partners looking to sell foods to schools + institutional buyers. Focus is on small + midsize farms, BIPOC farmers + ranchers, + climate smart agriculture. Positions are fully remote and staff should live in/near their region.

  • North Coast Region (Humboldt, Lake, & Mendocino counties)
  • Superior Region (Siskiyou, Modoc, Trinity, Shasta, Lassen, Tehama, Plumas, Glenn, Butte, Colusa, Sutter, Yuba, Nevada, Sierra, & Placer counties)
  • Central Region (Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Mariposa, Merced, Mono, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tuolumne, & Yolo counties)
  • Bay Area Region (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, & Sonoma counties)
  • South Coast Region (Monterey, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, & Ventura counties)
  • San Joaquin Region (Fresno, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Madera, & Tulare counties)
  • Southern Region (Imperial, Riverside, San Bernardino, & San Diego counties)
  • Greater Los Angeles (Los Angeles & Orange counties)