Farm to School in Michigan: Still Going Strong

MSU Center for Regional Food Systems: Colleen Matts & Susan Smalley

CRFS’ fourth survey of schools’ interest in local food purchasing, conducted in 2013, shows that activity increased — up from 54% in the previous survey, 68% of school food service directors reported purchasing local foods through one or more channels — and interest in purchasing local foods in the future remained high. This brief outlines motivators and barriers to local food purchasing in schools, and details top food items in which schools are interested.