Jersey Fresh Farm to School

Jersey Fresh Farm to School The New Jersey Department of Agriculture, Division of Food and Nutrition, is a proud supporter of farm to school programs in the Garden State.
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Finding ways for schools to serve locally grown, fresh produce in school meals, summer feeding programs and pre-schools, along with incorporating school garden education is the mission of the NJDA Farm to School Program. Thanks for visiting the Department of Agriculture's page. We ask that you please refrain from using any type of offensive language. Profane, threatening, racist or inappropriate language will be removed.

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Support Jersey Farmers! Ck. out the wonderful abundance of Jersey Produce that is available!
06/23/2021

Support Jersey Farmers! Ck. out the wonderful abundance of Jersey Produce that is available!

Ck out this upcoming exciting summer workshop:"Teachers on the Farm" --- July 13!
06/23/2021

Ck out this upcoming exciting summer workshop:
"Teachers on the Farm" --- July 13!

Celebrate the 1st full day of summer w/ a refreshing "Seasonal Fruit & Yogurt Parfait"!https://www.farmtoschool.nj.gov/a...
06/21/2021

Celebrate the 1st full day of summer w/ a refreshing "Seasonal Fruit & Yogurt Parfait"!
https://www.farmtoschool.nj.gov/agriculture/farmtoschool/documents/Jersey%20Tastes!%20Recipes%20Cards/_Jersey%20Tastes!%20Recipe%20Card%20Seasonal%20Fruit%20and%20Yogurt%20Parfaits.pdf
Learn how to make this recipe w/ FoodCorps!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuOahBg1AZc

Celebrate the 1st full day of summer w/ a refreshing "Seasonal Fruit & Yogurt Parfait"!
https://www.farmtoschool.nj.gov/agriculture/farmtoschool/documents/Jersey%20Tastes!%20Recipes%20Cards/_Jersey%20Tastes!%20Recipe%20Card%20Seasonal%20Fruit%20and%20Yogurt%20Parfaits.pdf
Learn how to make this recipe w/ FoodCorps!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuOahBg1AZc

Combine Jersey Strawberries w/ Jersey Kale for a refreshing salad! Be sure to massage the Kale! https://www.farmtoschool...
06/15/2021

Combine Jersey Strawberries w/ Jersey Kale for a refreshing salad! Be sure to massage the Kale!https://www.farmtoschool.nj.gov/agriculture/farmtoschool/documents/Strawberry-Kale%20Salad%20Recipe;%20Jersey%20Tastes.pdf
Watch instructions on preparing "Strawberry-Kale Salad" created by FoodCorps:
https://youtu.be/Sx2aHbaHJwc

Combine Jersey Strawberries w/ Jersey Kale for a refreshing salad! Be sure to massage the Kale!https://www.farmtoschool.nj.gov/agriculture/farmtoschool/documents/Strawberry-Kale%20Salad%20Recipe;%20Jersey%20Tastes.pdf
Watch instructions on preparing "Strawberry-Kale Salad" created by FoodCorps:
https://youtu.be/Sx2aHbaHJwc

Try "Strawberry & Black Bean Salsa"! Serve in a taco shell w/ feta cheese or w/ tortilla chips as a refreshing snack! En...
06/06/2021

Try "Strawberry & Black Bean Salsa"! Serve in a taco shell w/ feta cheese or w/ tortilla chips as a refreshing snack! Enjoy Jersey Strawberries as they are not here for long!https://www.farmtoschool.nj.gov/agriculture/farmtoschool/documents/Jersey%20Tastes!%20Recipes%20Cards/_Jersey%20Tastes!%20Recipe%20Card%20Strawberry%20Black%20Bean%20Salsa.pdf
Learn how to make this recipe with FoodCorps!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlKeNmrwfp4T

Try "Strawberry & Black Bean Salsa"! Serve in a taco shell w/ feta cheese or w/ tortilla chips as a refreshing snack! Enjoy Jersey Strawberries as they are not here for long!https://www.farmtoschool.nj.gov/agriculture/farmtoschool/documents/Jersey%20Tastes!%20Recipes%20Cards/_Jersey%20Tastes!%20Recipe%20Card%20Strawberry%20Black%20Bean%20Salsa.pdf
Learn how to make this recipe with FoodCorps!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlKeNmrwfp4T

Join me in Congratulating the "Greater Newark Conservancy" in receiving the NJ F2S's Spring 2021 "Top Tomato" Award! Hat...
06/04/2021

Join me in Congratulating the "Greater Newark Conservancy" in receiving the NJ F2S's Spring 2021 "Top Tomato" Award!
Hats off to Sarah O'Leary, Director of Youth & Family Education; Shannon Murphy, FoodCorps Service Member; Megan Sweet, Nutrition Education Coordinator; Mark Kearney, Farm Manager; & Malcolm McClain, Newark Youth Leadership Project Program Coordinator!
The Conservancy seeks to empower everyone who lives & works in & around Newark to live healthy, productive lives in harmony w/ nature.
Read Story: https://www.farmtoschool.nj.gov/agriculture/farmtoschool/home/top-tomato/approved/20210511_newark.shtml

Join me in Congratulating the "Greater Newark Conservancy" in receiving the NJ F2S's Spring 2021 "Top Tomato" Award!
Hats off to Sarah O'Leary, Director of Youth & Family Education; Shannon Murphy, FoodCorps Service Member; Megan Sweet, Nutrition Education Coordinator; Mark Kearney, Farm Manager; & Malcolm McClain, Newark Youth Leadership Project Program Coordinator!
The Conservancy seeks to empower everyone who lives & works in & around Newark to live healthy, productive lives in harmony w/ nature.
Read Story: https://www.farmtoschool.nj.gov/agriculture/farmtoschool/home/top-tomato/approved/20210511_newark.shtml

Try "Strawberry Salsa w/ Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Chips"! Serve as a Snack or Dessert. Enjoy Jersey Strawberries as they ...
06/02/2021

Try "Strawberry Salsa w/ Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Chips"! Serve as a Snack or Dessert. Enjoy Jersey Strawberries as they are not here for long!https://www.farmtoschool.nj.gov/agriculture/farmtoschool/documents/Jersey%20Tastes!%20Recipes%20Cards/_Jersey%20Tastes!%20Recipe%20Card%20Strawberry%20Salsa%20with%20Cinnamon%20Chips.pdf
Learn how to make this recipe with FoodCorps!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MA4M0RgnfeQ

Try "Strawberry Salsa w/ Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Chips"! Serve as a Snack or Dessert. Enjoy Jersey Strawberries as they are not here for long!https://www.farmtoschool.nj.gov/agriculture/farmtoschool/documents/Jersey%20Tastes!%20Recipes%20Cards/_Jersey%20Tastes!%20Recipe%20Card%20Strawberry%20Salsa%20with%20Cinnamon%20Chips.pdf
Learn how to make this recipe with FoodCorps!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MA4M0RgnfeQ

Ck. out the Jersey Produce that is available the week of May 31!
06/02/2021

Ck. out the Jersey Produce that is available the week of May 31!

Celebrate Jersey Tastes Strawberries for June w/ “Sensational Strawberries” Activity Sheet !  https://www.farmtoschool.n...
06/01/2021

Celebrate Jersey Tastes Strawberries for June w/ “Sensational Strawberries” Activity Sheet !
https://www.farmtoschool.nj.gov/agriculture/farmtoschool/documents/Jersey%20Tastes!%20Recipes%20Cards/_Jersey%20Tastes!%20Activity%20Sheets%20%20Strawberries.pdf

Celebrate Jersey Tastes Strawberries for June w/ “Sensational Strawberries” Activity Sheet !
https://www.farmtoschool.nj.gov/agriculture/farmtoschool/documents/Jersey%20Tastes!%20Recipes%20Cards/_Jersey%20Tastes!%20Activity%20Sheets%20%20Strawberries.pdf

Enjoy Jersey Asparagus by preparing "Veggie Tacos Olé"!https://www.farmtoschool.nj.gov/agriculture/farmtoschool/document...
05/19/2021

Enjoy Jersey Asparagus by preparing "Veggie Tacos Olé"!
https://www.farmtoschool.nj.gov/agriculture/farmtoschool/documents/Veggie%20Tacos%20Ole;%20Asparagus;%20Jersey%20Tastes!%20Recipe.pdf
See video by FoodCorps for a variation of this recipe: https://youtu.be/XmDPQwQhnPE

Enjoy Jersey Asparagus by preparing "Veggie Tacos Olé"!
https://www.farmtoschool.nj.gov/agriculture/farmtoschool/documents/Veggie%20Tacos%20Ole;%20Asparagus;%20Jersey%20Tastes!%20Recipe.pdf
See video by FoodCorps for a variation of this recipe: https://youtu.be/XmDPQwQhnPE

Try a Raw Asparagus Recipe, "Asparagus-Tomato Salad"! https://www.farmtoschool.nj.gov/agriculture/farmtoschool/documents...
05/10/2021

Try a Raw Asparagus Recipe, "Asparagus-Tomato Salad"!https://www.farmtoschool.nj.gov/agriculture/farmtoschool/documents/Jersey%20Tastes!%20Recipes%20Cards/_Jersey%20Tastes!%20Recipe%20Card%20Asparagus%20-Tomato%20Salad.pdf
Recipe Video by Food Corps: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGu8k6uT4ik

Try a Raw Asparagus Recipe, "Asparagus-Tomato Salad"!https://www.farmtoschool.nj.gov/agriculture/farmtoschool/documents/Jersey%20Tastes!%20Recipes%20Cards/_Jersey%20Tastes!%20Recipe%20Card%20Asparagus%20-Tomato%20Salad.pdf
Recipe Video by Food Corps: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGu8k6uT4ik

Celebrate Jersey Tastes ASPARAGUS for May!Try "Roasted Asparagus w/ Garlic"!https://www.farmtoschool.nj.gov/agriculture/...
05/05/2021

Celebrate Jersey Tastes ASPARAGUS for May!
Try "Roasted Asparagus w/ Garlic"!
https://www.farmtoschool.nj.gov/agriculture/farmtoschool/documents/Jersey%20Tastes!%20Recipes%20Cards/Jersey%20Tastes!%20Recipe%20Card%20Asparagus%20%20Roastedw_Garlic.pdf
Watch Recipe Video created by Food Corps:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_U-mjAZalw

Celebrate Jersey Tastes ASPARAGUS for May!
Try "Roasted Asparagus w/ Garlic"!
https://www.farmtoschool.nj.gov/agriculture/farmtoschool/documents/Jersey%20Tastes!%20Recipes%20Cards/Jersey%20Tastes!%20Recipe%20Card%20Asparagus%20%20Roastedw_Garlic.pdf
Watch Recipe Video created by Food Corps:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_U-mjAZalw

Celebrate Jersey Tastes Asparagus for May w/ “Amazing Asparagus” Activity Sheet ! https://www.farmtoschool.nj.gov/agricu...
05/03/2021

Celebrate Jersey Tastes Asparagus for May w/ “Amazing Asparagus” Activity Sheet !
https://www.farmtoschool.nj.gov/agriculture/farmtoschool/documents/Jersey%20Tastes!%20Recipes%20Cards/_Jersey%20Tastes!%20Activity%20Sheets%20Asparagus.pdf

Celebrate Jersey Tastes Asparagus for May w/ “Amazing Asparagus” Activity Sheet !
https://www.farmtoschool.nj.gov/agriculture/farmtoschool/documents/Jersey%20Tastes!%20Recipes%20Cards/_Jersey%20Tastes!%20Activity%20Sheets%20Asparagus.pdf

“Jersey Fresh growers are harvesting greens as we head towards the Spring harvest of spinach, lettuces, escarole, scalli...
04/28/2021

“Jersey Fresh growers are harvesting greens as we head towards the Spring harvest of spinach, lettuces, escarole, scallions and herbs in the coming weeks. Ensure your customers have access to the healthy vegetables they demand by sourcing local, Jersey Fresh produce.”
~ New Jersey Department of Agriculture Secretary Doug Fisher

See Jersey Fresh Availability:

Jersey Produce is back! Ck. out availability!
04/21/2021

Jersey Produce is back! Ck. out availability!

Ck. out for April --- Jersey Tastes Spectacular Spinach Activity Sheet!https://www.farmtoschool.nj.gov/agriculture/farmt...
03/31/2021

Ck. out for April ---
Jersey Tastes Spectacular Spinach Activity Sheet!
https://www.farmtoschool.nj.gov/agriculture/farmtoschool/documents/Jersey%20Tastes!%20Recipes%20Cards/_Jersey%20Tastes!%20Activity%20Sheets%20%20Spinach.pdf

Ck. out for April ---
Jersey Tastes Spectacular Spinach Activity Sheet!
https://www.farmtoschool.nj.gov/agriculture/farmtoschool/documents/Jersey%20Tastes!%20Recipes%20Cards/_Jersey%20Tastes!%20Activity%20Sheets%20%20Spinach.pdf

Celebrate Jersey Tastes Lettuce for March w/“Lovely Lettuce” Activity Sheet ! https://www.farmtoschool.nj.gov/agricultur...
03/02/2021

Celebrate Jersey Tastes Lettuce for March w/“Lovely Lettuce” Activity Sheet !https://www.farmtoschool.nj.gov/agriculture/farmtoschool/documents/Jersey%20Tastes!%20Recipes%20Cards/_Jersey%20Tastes!%20Activity%20Sheets%20Lettuce.pdf

Celebrate Jersey Tastes Lettuce for March w/“Lovely Lettuce” Activity Sheet !https://www.farmtoschool.nj.gov/agriculture/farmtoschool/documents/Jersey%20Tastes!%20Recipes%20Cards/_Jersey%20Tastes!%20Activity%20Sheets%20Lettuce.pdf

Celebrate Dr. Seuss's Birthday, March 2, by preparing these healthy snacks! Instructions below.Recipe videos:Grinch Kabo...
02/25/2021

Celebrate Dr. Seuss's Birthday, March 2, by preparing these healthy snacks! Instructions below.
Recipe videos:
Grinch Kabob Hat
Lorax & Truffula
One Thing, Two Thing
Cat in the Hat

Results from the 2017 Census of Agriculture Farm Typology report are now available. Family farms comprise 95.9% of all U...
02/11/2021

Results from the 2017 Census of Agriculture Farm Typology report are now available. Family farms comprise 95.9% of all U.S. farms and 96.5% of all farms in New Jersey. Learn more: https://nass.usda.gov/Publications/AgCensus/2017/Online_Resources/Typology/

Results from the 2017 Census of Agriculture Farm Typology report are now available. Family farms comprise 95.9% of all U.S. farms and 96.5% of all farms in New Jersey. Learn more: https://nass.usda.gov/Publications/AgCensus/2017/Online_Resources/Typology/

Celebrate Jersey Tastes Sweet Potatoes for February. Try a new recipe on this cold winter day --- "Sweet Potato Soufflé"...
02/04/2021

Celebrate Jersey Tastes Sweet Potatoes for February. Try a new recipe on this cold winter day --- "Sweet Potato Soufflé"!
https://www.farmtoschool.nj.gov/agriculture/farmtoschool/documents/Sweet%20Potato%20Souffle;%20Jersey%20Tastes!%20Recipe.pdf

Celebrate Jersey Tastes Sweet Potatoes for February. Try a new recipe on this cold winter day --- "Sweet Potato Soufflé"!
https://www.farmtoschool.nj.gov/agriculture/farmtoschool/documents/Sweet%20Potato%20Souffle;%20Jersey%20Tastes!%20Recipe.pdf

Celebrate Jersey Tastes Sweet Potatoes for February. Try a new recipe on this snowy day --- "Sweet Potatoes Italienne"! ...
02/01/2021

Celebrate Jersey Tastes Sweet Potatoes for February. Try a new recipe on this snowy day --- "Sweet Potatoes Italienne"!
https://www.farmtoschool.nj.gov/agriculture/farmtoschool/documents/Sweet%20Potatoes%20Italienne;%20Jersey%20Tastes!%20Recipe.pdf

Celebrate Jersey Tastes Sweet Potatoes for February. Try a new recipe on this snowy day --- "Sweet Potatoes Italienne"!
https://www.farmtoschool.nj.gov/agriculture/farmtoschool/documents/Sweet%20Potatoes%20Italienne;%20Jersey%20Tastes!%20Recipe.pdf

Check out February's Jersey Tastes activity sheet "Stupendous Sweet Potatoes"!
02/01/2021

Check out February's Jersey Tastes activity sheet "Stupendous Sweet Potatoes"!

Check out February's Jersey Tastes activity sheet "Stupendous Sweet Potatoes"!

02/01/2021

#jerseytastes blueberries! Join Christina from Isles as she shows us how to make a tasty treat to beat these winter blues and taste a bit of summer during this snow storm!

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01/07/2021

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This man’s collection of lost apples varieties.

He has a website that you can buy saplings from!! This is a great way to fight back against corporate farming and the destruction of heirloom foods (which while usually ‘ugly’, are heartier, and more nutritious than store bought varieties, and more delicious).

https://applesearch.org/

Try serving a "Blu-Nana Smoothie" in celebration  of Jersey Tastes Blueberries for January!
01/05/2021

Try serving a "Blu-Nana Smoothie" in celebration of Jersey Tastes Blueberries for January!

Check out Jersey Tastes “Bountiful Blueberries” Activity Sheet!
01/05/2021

Check out Jersey Tastes “Bountiful Blueberries” Activity Sheet!

Feature frozen New Jersey blueberries in school snacks, taste tests or meals. Easily defrosted, they'll remind us why th...
12/31/2020

Feature frozen New Jersey blueberries in school snacks, taste tests or meals. Easily defrosted, they'll remind us why this summer fruit is so delicious all throughout the year. Ask your produce distributor to find you Garden State blueberries and download our #JerseyTastes #Blueberries flyer and taste test stickers. Jersey Fresh https://bit.ly/2R3e1jL

Check out our "Cruciferous Cabbage" Jersey Tastes Activity Sheet!
12/01/2020

Check out our "Cruciferous Cabbage" Jersey Tastes Activity Sheet!

December menus can include roasted cabbage wedges, drizzled with olive oil and salt or Asian-inspired slaws with soy sau...
12/01/2020

December menus can include roasted cabbage wedges, drizzled with olive oil and salt or Asian-inspired slaws with soy sauce and honey or wraps made with blanched cabbage leaves. This winter staple is delish no matter how you fix it. And...it's healthy for you, too!

Happy Thanksgiving! May you be as grateful as this woman in this turkey hat!
11/26/2020

Happy Thanksgiving! May you be as grateful as this woman in this turkey hat!

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Try serving Delicata or Butternut "Golden Squash Smiles" in celebration of Jersey Tastes Squash for November! Directions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AsJwn_zar0&feature=youtu.be Educational: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDPlLwnLxK8&feature=youtu.be
Bridgeton Food Services loves the masks! Thanks!
Thanks from Bridgeton Food Services! The masks are great! 😁
Great day at work celebrating blueberry month. Guess who won the bake-off??
East Orange STEM Academy sharing fresh produce from the school garden with staff members.
When will information on this year's School Recognition award program be available? The website says "The 2018 Farm to School Recognition Program application will be released in March 2018. Stay tuned for more information." I've been checking every week ... but now we're at 3/30. Please let me know. http://www.state.nj.us/agriculture/farmtoschool/schools/award-program/