September

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Click a month to view the harvest of the month. Note this will be updated often, so check back.

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Harvest of the Month is the Georgia Department of Education School Nutrition Program’s farm to school campaign to promote a different local, seasonal fruit or vegetable each month.

Harvest of the Month goals include to:

  • Feature and promote a locally grown fruit or vegetable (“harvest”) on the school cafeteria menu each month.

  • Encourage healthy choices and consumption of fruits and vegetables.

  • Increase students’ access and exposure to local and seasonal produce.

  • Educate students on nutrition, agriculture and healthy eating.

  • Support local farmers and increase connections between schools and local producers.

See below for recipes, activities, and more! Click on a link to get all of the info you need in one easy place.

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Recipes

Whip up some great snacks with these fun recipes.

Georgia Grown: Here’s where to find locally grown apples.

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Books

Check out these great books about apples.


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Activities

Inspire your students!

Apple Activities

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Parent Newsletter

Give this one-page newsletter to let your parents know more about this month’s harvest of the month.

Apple Parent Newsletter - English

Apple Parent Newsletter - Spanish


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Farmer Spotlight

The Common Market’s Farmer Spotlight.

Meet this month’s local farmer.

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The Taste Test Box

·SmallBites Adventure Club includes everything you need to create a hands-on recipe and taste test.


Procurement

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Locally Grown

Here’s where to find locally grown apples.

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The Common Market Southeast

The Common Market is a mission-driven distributor of local foods in the Southeast Region serving Early Care Centers and more! Click here for more information!


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local food for little eaters

This toolbox supports USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) participants in using funds to increase their local food purchases. For more information visit:

www.georgiaorganics.org or

www.decal.ga.gov/nutrition

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enroll in the
Child Care Food Program

To learn more and enroll in the Child Care Food Program (CACFP), click here!