Farm to School local farmers


Tips, Tools and Guidelines for
Food Distribution and Food Safety

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Due to the large size of this file, we have separated the sections into individual files for easier downloading.

Section 1: Distribution (Download section - 19.5MB)

Development of the Farm-to-School Program in the United States and Oklahoma (3.65MB)
Fresh Produce Purchasing and Distribution Practices of Schools: Survey Results of Oklahoma Schools and Distributors (6MB)
Farm-to-School Distribution Systems: Examples from Select States (9MB)

Section 2: Food Safety (6MB)

Developing a Food Safety Plan for Your Fresh Produce Operation (1.6MB)
Glossary of Food Safety Terms (305k)
Fresh Produce Handling Tips for Schools (395k)
Fresh, Healthy and Safe Food: Best Practices for Using Produce from School Gardens (3.76MB)

Tips and Tools for Farm-to-School Distribution:
   Helpful Hints and Materials for Producers, Schools and Distributors
Memorandum of Understanding Example (337k)
Farm-To-School Templates:
Tools for Participating Producers and Schools


Food Safety Log and Worksheets

The following worksheets are intended to serve as templates pertaining to documentation and record keeping occuring within a typical fresh produce food safety program.

The following are included in this file:

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Produce Calculator



Farm to School Distribution Cost Template