California Farm to School Incubator Grant Program Evaluation

  • Farmers demonstrate how they grow their crops to staff from the Fresno Unified School District and the Office of the Fresno County Superintendent of Schools.

Origins of the Grant Program

The California Farm to School Incubator Grant program, administered through the California Department of Food and Agriculture – Office of Farm to Fork (CDFA-F2F), serves as an implementation strategy for the Farm to School Roadmap developed by the Farm to School Working Group and Advisory Committee. The Road Map outlines a set of eight recommendations for achieving California’s comprehensive vision for Farm to School. A successful evaluation of the grant program will serve as a tool for the state of California, CDFA specifically, to use in assessing its progress towards the goals and priorities outlined in the Farm to School Roadmap.

Learn more about the CDFA Farm to School Incubator Grant Program here.

“Our goal is to track metrics in California and set a national standard for farm-to-school throughout the country.”

First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom
From Getting healthy, nutritious foods to California students isn’t easy. First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom is making it her priority issue.

Evaluation to Inform & Improve

Our goal as an evaluation team is to inform the public, program administrators, state agencies, and elected officials about the program’s impacts and potential for continued improvements to the program. We hope to make a significant contribution to the field of farm to school at large and to improve policies at the state and national levels to better facilitate effective farm to school programs.

To learn more about the Farm to School Evaluation click the following link to download a 2 page fact sheet about the evaluation.