Food Service

Connect with Farmers

Utah Farm to Fork is attempting to improve local procurement in Utah's Child Nutrition Programs by compiling a database of farmers who are interested in selling their products to schools, child care centers, and summer food programs. Access the database here:

If you are interested in purchasing local products, complete the Farm to Fork Buyer Survey so farmers and ranchers near you can reach out about products they have available for purchase.

Food Service Resources

The following is a collection of resources geared toward institutional food service staff. It is a work in progress- if you have a farm to fork related resource you would like to share, please visit the Get Involved page to upload your resources. 

Sometimes it can be difficult to know where to start. Try our list of Frequently Asked Questions, and then check out the other featured resources below.

Featured Resources

Farm to Fork FAQ's

Frequently asked Farm to Fork questions. If you have additional questions after reviewing this sheet, please get in touch on the Get Connected page. 

 
Step by Step Guide for Purchasing from Utah Food Producers

This checklist will guide you through the steps of purchasing local foods to serve in the child nutrition program you operate.

Utah's Harvest Schedule

Learn when fruits and vegetables are available throughout the year. 

Farm Safety Checklist

If the farmer you’re considering buying from doesn’t have any food safety certifications, we encourage you to visit their farm yourself and complete this food safety checklist

Cafeteria Signs

Print and hang these signs throughout your cafeteria to showcase your locally sourced menu items! More signs included in the folder below. Click on a resource to view, download and print.

Food Service Resources

If there is a useful Farm to School related resource we are missing, please let us know by visiting the Get Connected page and sharing your information.

Resource Database

The National Farm to School Network hosts the most comprehensive list of Farm to School resources out there. The database includes information on farm-based education, marketing assistance, cafeteria menus, classroom and cafeteria curriculum, peer reviewed studies and much, much more. Access the database here.

 

Are we missing something? Let us know here! 

 

Utah Farm to Fork supports the goals and strategies of the National Farm to School Network. 

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