FRESH FROM THE FARM: HEALTHY FUNDRAISING FOR ONTARIO SCHOOLS

Welcome to Fresh from the Farm: Healthy Fundraising for Ontario Schools!

Since Fresh from the Farm’s launch four years ago 665 Ontario schools have collectively distributed over 1.6 M pounds of fresh, Ontario-grown fruit and vegetables to Ontario families with total sales over 1.7 M dollars.

 

 

Why is Fresh from the Farm so successful?

  • Fresh from the Farm is the only school fundraiser – eligible to over 5000 schools - selling Ontario-grown fruit and vegetables
  • Provides 40% profit for schools
  • Supports a healthy school environment and opportunities for learning about agri-food and healthy eating in the classroom
  • Contributes to the local economy and promotes our Ontario growers
  • Aligns with Ontario’s School Food and Beverage Policy and Ontario’s Local Food Act, 2013

Who can participate this September 2017?

  • All publicly funded ON schools are eligible to participate.*
  • First Nation Schools are eligible to participate.*
  • As a pilot project, schools from the private sector, located in the city of Toronto, are eligible to participate.
  • ENROL May 2 until October 2.

What Ontario-grown products are sold?

  • $13 Bundle A contains: 5 lb potatoes, 3 lb each of carrots, onions, sweet potatoes
  • $15 Bundle B contains: 8 lb of Empire apples

What profit does the school make?

  • 40% of total sales
  • Average school makes a profit of $1000, selling an average of 150 Bundle A and 60 Bundle B
  • Highest volume school in 2016 made profit of almost $9,500

What’s the timeline?

  • ENROL May 2 until October 2.
  • Fundraise beginning Sept 5
  • Submit order by October 11
  • Bundles delivered November 6-30

Questions?


* Due to geographical limitations, a small number of schools in the northern regions of ON are not eligible to participate; please email contact@freshfromfarm.ca for further details.