Farm to Childcare

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Farm to Childcare is a program that aims to make connections between local farmers for sustainable produce and local childcare centers. We plan to facilitate the development of a community supported agriculture (CSA) for Farm to Child Care to increase buying power of local, fresh produce. The high cost of fresh fruits and vegetables is listed as one of the barriers to access to healthy foods.  In order to keep the cost of food low, many child care centers and families are resorting to buying little fresh produce.  Many factors impact the child care center’s ability to increase the amount of fresh produce on their menu including cost, availability, and time spent to travel to place that sells local produce.