Harvest of the Month
Harvest of the Month materials spotlight fruits and vegetables grown in Texas through the year.

Product Sheets. Information about nutrition as well as seasonal and regional availability for each of the identified products.
Target audience: child nutrition team members.

Product Posters. Decorative and informative displays teach children about each product; for use in a classroom or cafeteria.
Target audience: children in a classroom or school cafeteria.

Farmer Profiles.
Profiles of farmers and ranchers currently participating in the Farm Fresh Initiative; these support your efforts to communicate about your local purchases.       
Target audience: children in a classroom or a school cafeteria.

Seasonal Recipes.
Menu-ready recipes that focus on fresh fruits and vegetables in Texas.
Target audience: all recipes tailored for federal meal programs.

Why Harvest of the Month?
Incorporating Harvest of the Month into your Farm Fresh activities provides an opportunity to focus on a specific fruit or vegetable each month, allowing children to try and learn more about each item.

Materials are ready-to-go tools and resources that can be used in diverse settings.

Use these materials in the following settings
  • Schools
  • Child Care centers
  • Day Care homes
  • Summer nutrition program sites
  • And many more!

 By incorporating Harvest of the Month in the cafeteria and classroom, you help connect students to the bounty of the Lone Star State.

What Fruits and Vegetables are included?

Farm to Preschool Harvest of the Month Curriculum 
The Urban & Environmental Policy Institute from Occidental College developed a 12 month curriculum for early child care sites interested in implementing a harvest of the month. Many of the items included in the curriculum are seasonally available in Texas. 

Harvest of the Month

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