First Lady Little to Kick-Off Farm to School Month at Local School 

Tuesday October 1, 2019

(Boise) – First Lady Teresa Little and the Idaho State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) will visit the Notus School cafeteria on Tuesday to kick-off Farm to School Month. The event will highlight an all-Idaho lunch with students and will include Idaho-produced foods such as cheese, fruit, milk, vegetables and homemade Idaho potato bread.


WHEN: October 2, 2019 10:50 a.m. to 11:40 a.m. (30 minutes)

WHERE: Notus School Cafeteria, 20250 Purple Sage Road, Notus

Throughout October, schools around the state will celebrate Idaho Farm to School Month, which is part of National Farm to School Month. Farm to School is a term used to describe efforts to connect local agriculture and food with schools and students. The goal is to support healthy children, healthy schools, healthy farms, and healthy communities.

“Farm to School is a great program for Idaho’s producers, our communities and our students. This program creates important opportunities to show students where their food is coming from, and it brings agriculture into classrooms and cafeterias,” said Idaho Agriculture Director Celia Gould.

Idaho school participation in Farm to School Month will include serving locally-produced foods on menus. With assistance from the ISDA’s Idaho Preferred Program and weekly themes, schools are encouraged to serve in-season Idaho foods, such as pears, apples, potatoes, and squash. Idaho Preferred also has paired with Dairy West to provide virtual dairy tours in the classroom through video conferencing.

About Idaho Preferred®

The Idaho Preferred® program is designed to identify and promote food and agriculture products from the Gem State. Under the direction of the Idaho Department of Agriculture, Idaho Preferred® promotes the quality, diversity, and availability of the food and agriculture products we grow, raise and process in Idaho.  For more information about the Farm to School program, visit, or contact Skylar Jett at or (208) 332-8542.


October 1st, 2019

Contact: Skylar Jett 

Phone: 208-599-3264