The freshest and most delicious food comes from local producers. Sourcing local food for your ECE program can be easy and fun while allowing you to grow community connections with local producers. The USDA Food and Nutrition Service supports local foods in Child and Adult Care Food Programs.


Check out these great resources for more information on how to get started with sourcing local food for your ECE program:


Photo courtesy of National Farm to School Network.

Finding and Buying Local Foods

Using Local Foods:


Register for Harvest of the Month to get access to more resources for your Early Care Center.