Early Care Procurement

Women with children cutting apples

Finding local produce to add to your menu doesn't have to be hard! Check out the resources below for helpful tools in procuring local food.

Iowa State University, University Extension, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture A Checklist for Purchasing Local Produce
NC State Extension Farm to Early Care and Education (ECE) Local Food Purchasing Guide
Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems Local Food For Little Eaters
National Farm to School Network Local Procurement for Child Care Centers
National Farm to School Network Local Purchasing for Family Child Care Providers
Go NAPSACC: Tips and Materials Sample 3 week Cycle Menu
USDA Food and Nutrition Service Handling Fresh Produce in Classrooms