Connecticut Farm to School Collaborative
The CT Farm to School Collaborative was launched in May 2016 as a multi-stakeholder partnership whose function was to pursue projects together that no one partner could do alone. Early coordination was provided in-kind by UConn Extension and FoodCorps CT, and meetings were hosted by Hartford Public Schools Food Services.
Between 2018-2019, with support from the Henry P. Kendall Foundation, the Collaborative embarked on a strategic planning effort that engaged stakeholders through focus groups and interviews to develop a strategic map for our work ahead. Check out our strategic map which we revealed at our 2019 summit.
The Collaborative continues to meet monthly to network, collaborate, and support efforts across the state. Together, the Collaborative has helped raise the visibility of CT Grown for CT Kids Week, delivered trainings for the School Nutrition Association of CT and the USDA Food Show, and helped pass new legislation creating the CT Grown for CT Kids Grants Program.