Harvest of the Season

Microgrants Open Now!

Harvest of the Season provides educational resources for classrooms, gardens, and kitchens that showcase seasonal Utah-grown foods. The program objectives are to:

  • Increase children's knowledge of Utah agriculture and seasonal foods.

  • Increase institutional purchasing of Utah-grown foods.

  • Increase children’s consumption of seasonal Utah-grown foods.

All of our Harvest of the Season materials are hosted on the Utah Agriculture in the Classroom Website. Visit their site to register and check out recipes, lesson plans, and gardening tips.

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Need financial help getting started? Once you've registered, you're eligible to apply for a Harvest of the Season Microgrant. There are two different microgrants available, and schools, childcare centers, and non-profit organizations that work with children are all welcome to apply. Applications for both grants will be reviewed and awarded on a rolling basis. Successful applicants will have up to one year to spend the money after awards are made.

Garden Support Grant

Up to 10 garden grants will be awarded. The grant includes an AeroGarden hydroponic unit, 16 seed packets, a printed garden guide, and $1000 to cover costs directly associated with starting and maintaining a garden. Apply for the garden grant here.

Local Food Taste Test Grant

Up to 20 grants of $500 each will be awarded. Grant funds may be used to purchase Harvest of the Season items from a Utah farmer or rancher, supplies and equipment for conducting the taste test (including but not limited to napkins, handwipes, portion cups, plates/bowls, hot plates, knives, cutting boards), and cover staff time for procuring and preparing food and holding the taste test. Apply for the taste test grant here.