Farm Fresh Summer

Summer is the perfect time to host a farm to fork event. All the best produce is ready to eat, and kids across the state have access to free meals at parks, libraries, churches, and other community locations. If you'd like to make a farm to summer event happen in your community, download our Farm to Summer Guide and start dreaming big. 

We also have social media templates, flyers, and a sample press release, to help make promoting your event a breeze!

New for 2022: Take the Farm Fresh Summer Challenge!

The Farm Fresh Summer Challenge is a way for child nutrition sponsors to increase their farm to fork participation during the summer months, and to be recognized for their efforts. All Utah SSO and SFSP sites are eligible to participate, as are any CACFP sites operating in June and July.

How to participate

1. Pledge: sign the pledge

2. Do: complete challenge activities (details below) between June 1 and July 31

3. Document: fill out and submit the challenge attestation form

4. Share: share your story on social media. Be sure to tag @utfarm2fork (Instagram) and @utahfarm2fork (Facebook)

What are the challenge activities?

There are three categories of challenge activity: nutrition & agriculture education, local food, and gardens. Each category also has three participation levels: Bronze, Silver, and Gold. You can participate in just one category or all three, at the level that works best for you. Holding a farm to summer event is a great way to participate in all three categories! Nutrition and Agriculture Education Bronze- Complete at least one of the following activities during the challenge period: host a hands-on cooking lesson for kids, teach a harvest of the season lesson, host a farmer visit at your meal site Silver- Complete at least two of the following activities during the challenge period: host a hands-on cooking lesson for kids, teach a harvest of the season lesson, host a farmer visit at your meal site Gold- Complete all three of the following activities during the challenge period: host a hands-on cooking lesson for kids, teach a harvest of the season lesson, host a farmer visit at your meal site Local Food Bronze- Serve 3 Utah-grown foods* representing 3 unique meal components once during the challenge period. Silver- Serve 3 Utah-grown foods* representing 3 unique meal components once a month during the challenge period (i.e. at least once during June and once during July). Gold: Serve 3 Utah-grown foods* representing 3 unique meal components once a week during the challenge period. * Utah-grown foods do not have to all be served during the same meal or on the same day to count. For example, if you served Utah milk at least once during the challenge period, Utah peaches at least once, and Utah corn at least once, you would qualify for the Bronze award level. Gardens Details coming soon!

Farm Fresh Summer Resources