Texas farmers and ranchers play a vital role
in the success of farm to site activities. Opportunities for farmers and ranchers to get involved at local summer sites include selling products for meals and snacks, and engaging in learning opportunities for children.
Sell to Summer Meal Sponsors and Sites
Summer meals are a great way to enter the institutional market or expand current sales to local schools. During the summer, Summer Food Service Program sponsor organizations feed children nutritious meals and it offers the perfect opportunity to incorporate food items harvested at the peak of availability and freshness.
for more information on selling your products to local schools and organizations.
Engage in Educational Activities
Enrichment activities are an important part of the Summer Meals Programs. Sponsors and site organizations host these educational or physical activities to encourage children to participate. Educational activities about local food and agriculture are great opportunities for farmers to connect with children through farm-based activities and agriculture-focused hands-on activities or demonstrations.
Find a summer meal site near you by searching this interactive map.