Farm Fresh Challenge CACFP
Take the Spring Farm Fresh Challenge in March 2022!

Help us create a Farm Fresh generation! The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) Farm Fresh Challenge is a fun and engaging way for nutrition professionals to earn recognition for their efforts to bring local foods and garden-based learning activities to their sites, while also supporting their local economy. The Challenge is fun for students and professionals of all ages.






Participating in the Challenge is Easy

Participating in the Farm Fresh Challenge is easier than you may think, as some of the foods you already serve could be Texas products. Distributors for milk and fresh produce commonly source those items locally. If your milk, produce or other items come from Texas, that means you are already meeting some of the Challenge requirements!

Follow these simple steps to participate in the CACFP Farm Fresh Challenge and receive TDA recognition!

Step 1: Take the Challenge participation pledge

Important note: The Challenge participation pledge should be completed by the CE, not an individual site.


Step 2:
 Plan your menu and educational activities.


Step 3: Choose your participation tier listed below – either Best of the Bunch or Prime Participant. Then complete challenge parameters from each category.


Step 4:
Submit your participation attestation form


Step 5 (optional): Send a success story about your participation and photos
 
(if available) to FarmFresh@TexasAgriculture.gov

TDA Recognition

By completing the challenge parameters and submitting the participation attestation form, you will receive TDA recognition:

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