Participation in the JERSEY FRESH FARM TO SCHOOL RECOGNITION & AWARD PROGRAM will promote your school’s efforts to serve Jersey Fresh produce and support local agriculture. CLICK HERE for a downloadable version of the application to see the complete list of questions before starting the application process.
Registering for the RECOGNITION PROGRAM is an opportunity to expand your school’s Farm to School efforts and highlight Jersey Fresh produce in your school meals. This program encompasses endless educational opportunities to learn about proper nutrition and the New Jersey Agricultural Industry.
By applying, your school will be: (1) included in the Jersey Fresh Farm to School Recognition Program and (2) automatically entered into the "BEST IN NEW JERSEY FARM TO SCHOOL AWARD" competition.

The Best in New Jersey Farm to School Award will be presented to the school that best exemplifies Farm to School initiatives in as many related activities as possible. The award will be presented to the winning school in the 2019-20 school year during JERSEY FRESH FARM TO SCHOOL WEEK, September 23-27, 2019.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS APPLICATION WILL BE USED FOR BOTH THE RECOGNITION PROGRAM AND THE AWARD. Please fill the application out through Survey Monkey and send all supplemental materials to us at the address listed at the end of the application.

  • Schools must administer, in good standing, the National School Lunch Program.
  • Schools must submit this completed online application packet with required documents which must include invoices to confirm procurement of locally grown produce from NJ farms, marketing materials for Farm to School events and examples of classroom-cafeteria connections around Farm to School activities..

This online application must be completed by MAY 31, 2019 and all hard copy documentation requested must be postmarked by MAY 31, 2019 and sent to the address at the bottom of this survey.