Communications Toolkit
Download our 2013 Communications Toolkit.  It contains an explanation of this year’s Farm to School Month activities, a sample press release, suggested social media posts, sample text for newsletters and ideas and tips for making media pitches. 

The logos below are small previews. Full size logos are located here.
Logo usage rules: The logos may be downloaded and used by any organization or individual seeking to promote Farm to School Month. The logos and other materials may not be used in such a way that implies endorsement of any specific for-profit products or services. If you are placing the logo on a colored background, use the red, one-color version on the right.



Farm to School Month Fact Sheet 2013
This fact sheet explains the history of National Farm to School Month and offers suggestions for how teachers, families, school food service professionals and farmers can get involved throughout October and beyond. It also outlines and explains the major resources and activities that the National Farm to School Network has available for Farm to School Month 2013, such as Farm to School Counts and Theme of the Day. This would be a great document to send home with parents, distribute to school employees or hand out at community events.

Getting Started with Farm to School
This fact sheet provides some simple first steps to develop a lasting farm to school program in your community. It also offers examples of successful programs.

PowerPoint Template
This slideshow includes the Farm to School Month logo and basic facts and statistics about Farm to School. Customize it to fit your needs. If you have trouble downloading this file, send us an email.

Sample Menu
This sample menu shows how you might incorporate language about Farm to School Month into your cafeteria menu. Download the logo above and use it to mark special events or days when local food will be served.

Invitation Template
Inviting public officials and distinguished guests to your Farm to School Month events will help raise the profile of the event while honoring those who have helped move Farm to School forward in your community. Customize this invitation template to fit your needs.

Use this award template to honor community leaders who support Farm to School.

Organize a Legislative Visit
Use this great guide produced by Portland-based nonprofit Upstream Public Health as an example of the steps you can take to coordinate a successful visit by a local legislator or other elected offocial to your school.

Government Resolution Examples
In addition to the national declaration that was passed in 2010, many states have passed resolutions declaring October (or another month) Farm to School Month. Similar language can usually be used in the House, Senate or for a proclamation by the governor. Here is an example from Massachusetts and another example from Hawaii.

The Farm to School Month poster is available in three sizes: 11 x 8.5 (ideal for printing from our own computer); 11 x 17 (a common size for most commercial print shops); and 20 x 16 (order this size from our shop.) The image below is a low-res preview – download full-size posters here:

11 x 8.5

11 x 8.5 – customizable (This poster has blank space on the bottom left for you to add your own event information)

11 x 17

11 x 17 – customizable (This poster has blank space on the bottom left for you to add your own event information)

20 x 16   –  order this size poster from our shop

PSA Ads 

If you have trouble downloading or using the following PDF ads, contact us. Custom size requests might also be possible in special circumstances.

1.85 x 3 inches

2.5 x 10 inches

3.8 x 5 inches

7 x 5 inches