Fresh from the Farm

Organization Sponsor: Fresh From the Farm


Program Description

This pilot project offers a new approach to fundraising for schools, selling fresh Ontario fruit and vegetables to the community, while supporting healthy eating and Ontario’s farmers.  Select school boards in northern and southwestern Ontario have been invited to participate in the Fresh from the Farm: Healthy Fundraising for Ontario Schools pilot project.  These school boards have been chosen to participate as local expertise and capacity is already in place through the delivery of complementary programming.

Fresh from the Farm is committed to delivering:

Healthy food choices!

Opportunities for learning about agriculture and food in the classroom!

Support for Ontario’s farmers, and the local economy. After all, Good Things Grow in Ontario!

Leadership, by aligning with Ontario’s School Food and Beverage Policy!

Great profit margins for your school!

Schools keep $4 for every $10 bundle (A) sold and $8 for every $20 bundle (B) sold. That’s 40%!

Those are great returns – and should go a long way in meeting your fundraising goals.

350 Donlands Ave.
Toronto, Ontario M4J 3S1
416-422-FARM (3276)
[email protected]

Tuesday-Friday: 11:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Funding Sources: 

 Fresh from the Farm is a joint effort of the Dietitians of Canada, the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association, and the Province of Ontario.

Strategies For Sustainability: 

The overall goal of this project is to develop a sustainable program framework that will expand to include additional school boards and schools in regions across Ontario in the future.

Key Elements Towards Success: 

 To make this fundraiser a success, you will need:

A School Champion to liaise with the Project Coordinator from Fresh from the Farm.

A strong team of volunteers. This is a great way for students to collect valuable volunteer hours!

Adequate space at your school to receive the order, pack it, and distribute it.

An ambitious group of students dedicated to selling fresh, Ontario fruits and vegetables to families and friends while earning revenue for their school!

Length and Stage of Project: 

Launched September 2013

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