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Farm to ECE

What Is Farm to ECE?

Partners for Children & Families is working with NC State University to bring an exciting NEW program to our licensed child care facilities! The Strengthening Food & Agriculture Value Chains in NC through Farm to Early Care & Education Collaborative grant will match local farmers with child care centers and homes in an effort to provide young children access to locally sourced fresh fruits and vegetables throughout the year. Funds will be available for all participating facilities that wish to purchase local produce. For more information about this project contact Leslie or Tammie at the PfCF office by calling 910-949-4045. To view the Farm to Early Care & Education Collaborative flyer, click here


Farm to Early Care & Education- Supply Chain Internship

Learn about community-based food systems and help build local food value chains between local farmers and regional, institutional markets. Learn about child care environments and their food services as well as rural farming systems and local food procurement systems. Join us for a 10-week paid summer supply chain internship experience. Participants will be paid $15/hour, 40 hours per week for 10 weeks: May 22 – July 28, 2023. Travel to host sites and housing is not included.

For more information and to apply click here


Farm to ECE Success Stories

Helen's Day Care - Carthage, NC


Check back regularly to see more success stories! 


Useful Resources

How to Properly Store Fruits & Vegetables

12 Delicious, Easy Ways to Enjoy Vegetables

12 Delicious, Easy Ways to Enjoy Fruits

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