This bill, HF811/SF1346, would reimburse schools and early care settings around the state for purchasing local foods, and provide technical assistance to districts, farmers and businesses who want to start or improve a Farm to School or Early Care program.
Minnesota is one of only 12 states without a statewide policy in place.
The lack of coordination and support means our state is missing out on key economic development opportunities, education and health.
Read more about the goals of the legislation:
Invest our public dollars in assisting schools and early care settings with the purchase of Minnesota grown whole or minimally processed food.
Provide technical assistance to both farmers interested in selling their products to MN schools and early care settings and to schools looking to incorporate more local items into their meals.