The resources below will help you better understand Farm to School in Maine and provide you with ideas for implementing programs in your community/school.
Sea to School Guide
K-12 school systems are incorporating locally caught seafood into their meals for a variety of reasons and through a variety of procurement models. This guide explores why schools might choose to source local seafood, the different methods for purchasing local seafood, and innovative strategies for promoting local seafood to students. We hope lessons from some of the schools at the forefront of the sea to school movement in New England will inspire greater use of local seafood by schools throughout our region and beyond.
Sea to School: A Lunch Voyage
Maine, Massacheustts, and New Hampshire Farm to School teamed up to create two new Sea to School resources for classrooms and cafeterias. The Sea to School Guide and this accompanying 15-minute video support use of local seafood in school meals and marine education and will help schools procure, serve, and promote sustainably harvested Gulf of Maine seafood products.
School Food Recovery Handbook
This is the first comprehensive guide for Maine schools that identifies the serious problems with wasting food and offers solutions, explaining step-by-step how to take action, how to work as a successful team, and how to involve others in the school. By referring to NRCM’s School Food Recovery Hierarchy Framework, and using our “How-to” guides, you’ll be well on your way to reducing food waste in your school.