Farm to Summer

Promote and serve locally grown produce, build connections to local agriculture, and engage participants to gardening activities.

Nutrition Education and Fun Activities

  • Expose participants to local agriculture with farmer visits, field trips to farms and farmers markets and by inviting the MAEF trailer to visit your site
  • Engage farmers for visits to your summer meals sites, plan visits to farms and farmers markets. Use this checklist to connect with farmers.
  • Visit the Maryland’s Best website at  to find local farmers and farms
  • Visit the Maryland Farmers’ Market Association Website to locate a farmers’ market or local farmer
  • Contact Maryland Agriculture Education Foundation (MAEF) to arrange for the MAEF mobile science lab to visit your site for on-site agriculture education and for assistance with setting up a pop-up farmers’ market:  

Spread the Word

Family Engagement

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