Harvest of the Month

Insert logo here (coming the week of July 16)

Nebraska Department of Education (NDE), in partnership with Buy Fresh Buy Local Nebraska (BFBLN), is building a Nebraska Harvest of the Month program that will increase the variety and amount of local fruits and vegetables being offered in the School Meals Program. School year 2018-2019, NDE will provide Harvest of the Month promotional materials, resources and technical assistance to six Nebraska pilot schools. All materials will be available statewide school year 2019-2020, including recipes, posters, taste test guides and tools for promoting the program.

Highlighted products will include: melons, cabbage, turnips, winter squash, sweet potato,  potatoes, great northern beans, leafy greens and asparagus. Schools have the opportunity to expand the palates of Nebraska students, and increase student interest in healthy foods, nutrition and agriculture by participating in this program.

More information will be available to schools in the Summer of 2019. Stay tuned!

Insert thumbnails of september, october and november HOM posters. (coming the week of July 16)

BFBLN is a member-based marketing, promotion, and education program. BFBLN efforts support Nebraska’s farmers, ranchers and producers to increase their knowledge of food safety regulations, and increase their market share in both rural and underserved urban communities. BFBLN develops trainings for diversified, small family farmers’ and ranchers’ to assist in business development, expands consumer awareness about local food, and encourages consumers to buy locally grown food and family farmers to raise nutritional dense and good tasting food.