The Corvallis Farm to School program makes connections between our food system and our school system.
Our program increases the use of local foods in our schools, encourages children to make healthy eating choices and supports regional farmers.
Classroom Food Adventures
Will kids happily eat their veggies? This is a question we often hear when we talk to adults about a program that teaches kids about healthy eating and good nutrition. Yet imagine kindergarten students cheering as they make a beet-berry smoothie, or 2nd graders asking excitedly for second and third helpings of the raw kale salad they prepared. In Corvallis, this is what happens in our Classroom Food Adventures program: kids are adventurous eaters every day!
What are Classroom Food Adventures? Classroom Food Adventures are hands-on, experiential lessons that give students an experience cooking with fresh, local foods. Students will increase their food-systems, nutrition, and culinary literacy. Content and recipes are tied to the Corvallis School District Harvest of the Month calendar. Each grade-level-appropriate lesson connects preparing and eating healthy foods with math, reading, writing or science. In Classroom Food Adventures, kids learn about Oregon crops, healthy eating habits, and teamwork by preparing recipes together in their classrooms
For more information contact our Farm to School Coordinator: email@example.com
Also consider our SAGE Farm Field Trips offered in Fall and Spring.
Tasting local, farm fresh food is an easy, fun way for children to try new foods and learn about local farms!
Each month, with the help of volunteers, we host Tasting Tables in 16 school cafeterias, reaching Corvallis, Kings Valley, and Philomath. Our Tasting Tables feature a seasonally appropriate food from a local farm. Information about the featured product is displayed at the school, and family newsletters with more information and a recipe are sent home.
Tasting Tables are made possible by support from the Corvallis School District and community volunteers. Tasting Tables are part of the Oregon Harvest for Schools program designed to encourage children to eat more fruits and vegetables and to support Oregon agriculture. Learn more at: Oregon Harvest for Schools
2019-2020 Harvest of the Month Calendar
September – Melon
October – Kiwi
November – Cabbage
December – Broccoli
January – Onions
February – Radishes
March – Rutabaga
April – Honey
May – Asparagus
Getting Local on the Lunch Line
We work with the Corvallis School District to support their efforts to serve local foods in the school meal program. More information on the Corvallis School District’s efforts to serve local foods can be found here.