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Farm to School is connecting school dining services with local farms. Slow Money SLO has partnered with school districts throughout the Central Coast to bring the area's bounty to our kids.

FARMERS

Farm to School helps to connect farmers to school food service buyers through farmer-to-buyer mixers and virtual events. Through relationship building, Farm to School works to understand farmers' challenges and barriers to sales, and find solutions that ease commerce. Farmers who would like to learn more about Farm to School, please follow below!

SCHOOL DISTRICTS

In partnership with leading Central Coast school districts, Farm to School is working toward streamlined ordering processes, field trips, nutrition education, and/or virtual events. School districts who are interested in learning more about the numerous benefits of Farm to School, follow below!

Farm to Buyer Mixer: Red Barn Farms

Farm to School Participant Robinsong Farms

Thai basil lentil burgers with local lentils

Meet the farmer at school

Farmer to Buyer Mixer: Kandarian Organic Farms and San Luis Coastal School District

Squash & tomatoes from SLO City Farm

 IN THE COMMUNITY
San Luis Coastal USD Presents to the SLO Food System Coaltion

Erin Primer, Director of Food Services & Nutrition for San Luis Coastal USD, gave a presentation in Novemer 2020 to attendees of the Food System Coalition General Meeting. Her report gave an overview of her district's farm to school efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic.

San Luis Coastal USD Buys Rare Jujubes from Local Ranch

In February 2021 Farm to School Central Coast connected San Luis Coastal USD to Rock Front Ranch, grower of an unusual fruit called jujubes. The district sent the nutritious treats home to families the week of Lunar New Year.

MISSION / VISION
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To support the sustainable growth of small food, beverage and farm businesses which benefit the local food ecosystem and the economic development and health of the SLO County region.

Food and farm products, grown, raised, caught or produced locally help to build a thriving local economy, vibrant soil, healthy population and a quality food system.

Help us expand our impact with more outreach, coaching and promotion of small food and farm businesses.

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