Why are Schools Different to Work With?
Institutional buyers, such as schools, often have their own language for the ordering, transport, pack size, and quantity of crops they consume. Additionally, schools often also require higher levels of Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) Certification as well as higher liability coverage. The purpose of this webpage is to help a farmer navigate those aspects of Farm to School procurement and more easily communicate with Food Service Directors looking for quality product.
Please click one of the links below for examples and resources of a Farm to School topic you want more information on.
Find a Local Food Service Director
Additionally, if you'd like to find a School District Food Service Director, please Click Here for a regional directory.
Get Added to Find Farms Listing
1) How to Work with School Food Service
Download the Farm to School Manual
Download Example of a Forward/Grow Out Contract
Download Example of a School District Bid
2) Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) Certification Free Resources
3) GAP Certifiers in Yolo County
Yolo County Dept. of Agriculture: (530) 666-8140
Yolo County Farm Bureau:
Community Alliance of Family Farmers: (831) 818-4109
4) Liability Insurance Glossary of Terms
Download Liability Insurance Glossary
5) Companies who Specialize in Farm Liability Insurance