Farm to school enriches the connection communities have with fresh, healthy food and local food producers by changing food purchasing and education practices at schools and early care and education settings. Kids win, Farmers Win, and Communities Win.

Kids: Farm to school provides all kids access to nutritious, high quality, local food so they are ready to learn and grow. Farm to school activities enhance classroom education through hands-on learning related to food, health, agriculture and nutrition.

Farmers: Farm to school can serve as a significant financial opportunity for farmers and local producers.

Communities: Farm to school benefits everyone from students, teachers and administrators to parents and farmers, providing opportunities to build family and community engagement. The district has had an opportunity to work with the farms below over the past few years.


Iowa Local Food Day
Annual Celebration of Iowa
September 28, 2022

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship initiated Iowa Local Food Day in 2018 to bring together all sectors of Farm to School to celebrate Iowa-grown food!

Iowa Local Food Day:
1. Provides a strong support network for schools and farmers
2. Aids food service directors in local food procurement
3. Engages farmers in growing and selling to schools
4. Raises awareness of Farm to School across the state

Vinton-Shellsburg will be celebrating local food day with Country View Yogurt and Kiwiberries on the menu!


Vinton-Shellsburg Partner Farms

(Distance is from the farm to the high school.)
Buffalo Ridge Orchard (35 miles)
Country View Dairy (66 miles)
Field To Family (58 miles)
Frazier (4 miles)
Grimm Family Farm (50 miles)
Little Debs Family (18 miles)
Old School Produce (1.3 miles)
Vinton-Shellsburg FFA Chaper (0 miles)