In a state with rich agricultural resources, lasting traditions of family farming, and a climate conducive to year-long growing seasons, why are Mississippi’s school children eating fruits and vegetables predominantly shipped from other states and countries? Farm to school programs that connect Mississippi farmers with schools offer a promising way to increase fruit and vegetable consumption for students while improving the economic viability of local farms. This step-by-step purchasing guide aims to help school food service directors in Mississippi start to purchase locally grown foods to be served in school meals.
Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic and Harvard Law School Mississippi Delta Project, "Farm to School in Mississippi: A Step-by-Step Guide to Purchasing Mississippi Products" (2012). Delta Directions: Publications. 8.