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Iowa Local Food Day
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Category: Recognition Events

Iowa Local Food Day

The 2nd Wednesday of October is designated as Iowa Local Food Day, but we encourage you to pick any day of the month that works best for your school, college or early care center.

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship initiated Iowa Local Food Day in 2018 to bring together all sectors of Farm to School to celebrate Iowa-grown food! Iowa Local Food Day:

  • Provides a strong support network
  • Aids food service directors in local food procurement
  • Engages farmers in growing and selling to schools
  • Helps farmers ramp up school sales by working on a smaller scale with Summer Food Service Programs (SFSP)
  • Allows Farm to School activities to expand beyond fruits and vegetables
  • Raises awareness of Farm to School across the state
For more ideas on what you can do, visit iowalocalfoodday.org.