South Carolina Farm to School
Farm to School resources for Farmers, Teachers, and Food Service staff.
Support South Carolina farmers and prepare nutritious meals by purchasing in season, local products for your school.
Explore resources and learn how to start gardening to educate students the importance of healthy eating and South Carolina agriculture.
“South Carolina Farm to School has been more than accommodating and helpful to our school! All grade levels have been involved and we have incorporated all content areas into our learning experiences in the garden! If you want to have enthused, engaged and excited learners then you have found the right partner!”Debra H. TemplinProsperity Rikard Elementary School – Newberry
“Farm to School has benefited our students in so many ways!! Students are very eager to go out to the garden and see what has grown! Just today they came in with a basket full of sweet potatoes, and a few tomatoes. Their faces were lit up like it was Christmas morning! Students thrive on this exposure to the garden, and they prove to be gardeners in the making!!”Kelli Bellant Manning Early Childhood Center – Clarendon 2
“The Edisto Elementary School Garden Club, which began in November 2016, was one of the recipients of the Garden Stem Grant in the spring 2019. The Garden Stem Curriculum is an invaluable resource for our club, the class and workshop was fun and very educational. The raised bed garden is a terrific addition to our garden and the kids had so much fun putting it together, planting it and harvesting from it.”Sandy Ott Edisto Elementary School – Orangeburg 4
"We have greatly benefited from grant funds to enhance our “garden to table” experiences for our students and parents. Our kids grow vegetables year round in raised beds, then we eat what we grow by doing grade level tastings and cooking classes. We are so grateful for the funds to pay for materials and equipment to help make this a great place for our students to learn where their food comes from as well as study agriculture."Amy UmbergerDutch Fork Elementary School – Lexington Richland 5
Foster a new element of health, nutrition, exercise, and education while deepening community relationships.