Farm To School

REAP's Farm to School program brings fresh, local, sustainably produced food to children,
establishes reliable markets for local farms using sustainable agriculture practices,
and provides hands-on education in Madison classrooms.
Teaching The Next Generation of Eaters
IN THE CLASSROOM
REAP’s Farm to School Snack Program brings locally grown fruit or veggie snacks to over 300 classrooms at 11 Madison elementary schools. In our lessons, students learn about nutrition, food systems, sustainability, farming and more. The Chef in the Classroom Program in middle and high schools teaches students how to cook with farm fresh ingredients alongside top Madison chefs.
IN THE CAFETERIA
The MMSD Farm to School Project is a partnership between REAP and the Madison Metropolitan School District to source food directly from local farms for school meals. Another part of the project is garden bar installation, which encourages fruit and vegetable consumption and reduces food waste. The project inspires new recipes for school lunch that are developed around local, seasonal ingredients.
IN THE COMMUNITY

Our work does not end in the classroom and cafeteria. REAP leads lessons at community centers, attends events and conducts taste tests in the community. Family Food Fest is a free annual community celebration of local food and healthy eating. During the summer, REAP provides free meals and education activities at parks to kids and families.

ON THE FARM
REAP’s Farm to School Snack Program purchases thousands of pounds of local fruits and vegetables from over 20 sustainable farms located within 100 miles of Madison. Growers participate in “Farmer in the Classroom” so kids can meet the people who grow their food.
By The Numbers
80
thousand pounds of of local fruits and vegetables served in school meals last school year
25
thousand students impacted by REAP’s

work

38
Garden bars installed in Madison schools
48
Madison public schools in the Farm to School Project
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MEET THE AMERICORPS TEAM
REAP’s Farm to School team includes our Program Director and Education Coordinator. We are lucky to have four half-time Farm to School AmeriCorps Nutrition Education members provide the majority of our hands-on classroom education.  We also have summer interns and many dedicated volunteers helping us engage the students and families of Madison.
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Fabian Bogdan
Fabian is the lead Farm to School AmeriCorps educator at Lincoln, Hawthorne and Glendale elementary schools. He is also the REAP Farm to School team lead on communications and social media.
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Laura Aprill
Laura is the lead Farm to School AmeriCorps educator at Lake View, Mendota and Schenk Elementary Schools. She is also playing a key role in the Chef in the Classroom program at Sherman Middle School and East High School.
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Hayley Traun
Haley is the lead Farm to School AmeriCorps educator at Allis, Sandberg, and Lindbergh Elementary Schools. She is also the REAP Farm to School team lead for CHOW, our Chef in the Classroom program at Sherman Middle School.
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Marissa Silverberg
Marissa is the lead Farm to School AmeriCorps educator at Leopold, Falk, and Orchard Ridge elementary schools. Her focus area is the Snack Program. She’s originally from Riverwoods, Illinois.
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