Farmers

Mississippi schools are looking to purchase local foods for their school meal programs. Selling your product to schools can turn into a significant new source of income for your farm.

On average, farms across the country are seeing a 5% increase in farm revenue from school sales, but some are now receiving closer to 50%-60% of their income from schools! The resources here will help you figure out how to sell to schools, but remember, it all starts with a conversation with your local food service director. The Mississippi Farm to School Network is here to help facilitate those relationships, so please reach out if you need assistance. Check out the resources below for information on how to sell to schools. Be sure to sign up to receive our newsletter, and join in on our monthly phone calls and regional meetings to learn more.

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