The Mississippi Farm to School Network connects farmers with schools and early childcare education (ECE) centers to bring Mississippi-grown products into school cafeterias. The project advocates for local farmers and schools because it believes that purchasing locally-grown, locally-sourced food benefits everyone. But their mission doesn’t end there. The team is dedicated to strengthening the local agricultural economy and educating Mississippians on the importance of eating locally-grown, nutritionally-dense foods. At schools and ECE centers around the state, the Mississippi Farm to School Network teaches students how to grow their own gardens because they believe that if a child helps grow something, they will want to eat it.
Director(s): Umi Mills and Tomika Bell
Address: c/o Earth Island Institute, 2150 Allston Way, Suite 460, Berkeley, CA 94710