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Farm to Institution

Farm To School: FAQs – Food Safety
United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Services (USDA-FNS)
This website provides a list of common legal and regulatory questions and considerations for farmers wishing to sell their products to schools. 

Government Purchasing Preference that Support Local Farmers: A 50 State Review
Megan Scully, J.D. on Behalf of the Colorado Farm to School Task Force
This resource “examines individual procurement statutes, describes six nationwide trends and details Colorado’s current procurement statute governing local food purchases.”

Farm to School Food Safety
Colorado Farm to School Task Force
This website provides links to reports and webinars addressing food safety in farm to school programs.

State Farm to School Legislative Survey: 2002-2013
Center for Agriculture and Food Systems (CAFS) at Vermont Law School & National Farm to School Network
This survey covers state farm to school legislation proposed, enacted, pending, or defeated between 2002 and November 2013, and updates the original survey from August 2011.  To date, forty-six states have proposed or enacted legislation regarding farm to school programs.