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Farm to School

The Farm to School Manitoba Healthy Choice fundraiser is a non-profit fresh, local, healthy and profitable vegetable fundraiser for your school and child care facility and a great way to promote healthy food choices while also fundraising for your school or daycare. Farm to School was started by MAHE in 2010 as an alternative fundraising option for Manitoba schools and licenced daycares. Learn more and register your school or daycare for the fundraiser at farmtoschoolmanitoba.ca

Read the latest annual report (download as PDF)

There are three key partners involved in the Farm to School Healthy Choice Fundraiser:

  • The Province of Manitoba
  • Peak of the Market
  • The Manitoba Association of Home Economists

Their collaboration and shared commitment to providing healthy, local food choices to families across the province is what makes this great project possible.

Province of Manitoba
The Province provides not only funding to this project but also valuable links, ideas and resources to support the development and widespread distribution of this project.

Peak of the Market
Peak of the Market is providing Manitoba grown vegetables and is coordinating all the logistics related to taking orders and delivering veggies to participating schools. Peak's partnership makes it possible for all schools and daycares in Manitoba to receive the veggies at the same cost so all participants can retain 50% of their sales.

Manitoba Association of Home Economists (MAHE)
MAHE is providing the development and coordination of the overall program. All resources, forms and support materials are produced by MAHE. MAHE also connects with an Advisory Committee that provides additional insight and information to make this a world class fundraiser.

The Advisory Committee
The advisory committee is made up of other organizations that also have an interest and commitment to providing healthy, local options to schools. These organizations have been a great sounding board and have provided valuable feedback throughout the development of this project. The Advisory Committee includes:

  • The Manitoba Association of Parent Councils
  • Food Matters Manitoba
  • The Child Nutrition Council of Manitoba
  • Buy Manitoba
  • Manitoba Food Banks Association

Source: FarmToSchoolManitoba.ca

Local Veggie Day

In 2014, MAHE initiated Local Veggie Day to celebrate Manitoba vegetables and kick off the annual fundraising campaign season.

Local Veggie Day 2014

MAHE and the Farm to School Vegetable Fundraiser program celebrated the first Local Veggie Day in Manitoba September 18, 2014. Local Veggie Day supports the importance of healthy eating, sustainable local agriculture and the practice of Home Economics. Professional Home Economists help families improve their quality of life by teaching skills required to grow, cook, and preserve locally sourced vegetables.

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Sharon Blady (Minister of Healthy Living and Seniors), Adriana Barros (Farm to School), Debora Durnin-Richards (MAHE Past President), Lindsey Mazur (Farm to School Liaison)

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Larry McIntosh (Peak of the Market), Debora Durnin-Richards (MAHE Past President), Sharon Blady (Minister of Healthy Living and Seniors), Glenlawn Collegiate Home Ec student

Local Veggie Day 2017

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 Farm to School Coordinator, Chinweoke Asagwara, speaking at the 2017 Local Veggie Day event.

Local Veggie Day 2018

Local Veggie Day 2018 news coverage: Make Sure to Eat Your Greens (The Metro, Sept 2018)

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