Save the date for the Annual Florida Farm to School Conference
Join us for the Annual Florida Farm to School Conference.
The Annual Florida Farm to School Conference was created to connect with schools, distributors, and producers across Florida!
Together, we’ll learn about best practices for school gardening and procurement processes, network with other Farm to School advocates in your area, and hear success stories from our partners with strategies for a successful Farm to School Program.
March 9-10, 2023
Starts: 9AM EST March 9–10, 2023
Conference Registration Cost: FREE!
Location: Mission Inn Resort & Club
Room reservation deadline is February 17, 2023. The rate is $175, no resort fee. $30 per night self-parking for overnight guests.
Reservations can only be made over the phone, please mention the Group Number “1122G4” or “Farm to School Conference” while booking.
Resort Website: www.missioninnresort.com
Our Keynote Speaker
Dan Giusti | Brigaid
We are excited to welcome Dan to Howey-in-the-Hills!
Growing up in a food-loving Italian family inspired Dan to attend the Culinary Institute of America in New York. He quickly rose through the culinary ranks, serving as Executive Chef of 1789 in Washington, D.C. and Head Chef of Noma in Copenhagen. During Dan’s tenure, Noma was consistently named the Best Restaurant in the World. After three years in the latter role, he returned to the United States to tackle another culinary challenge: school food.
In 2016, he founded Brigaid, assembling a team of professional chefs who were eager to apply their culinary expertise to improve the offerings and quality of school food service programs. The team launched their pilot in New London, Connecticut where they trained and worked with the existing food service staff to cook wholesome, scratch-made meals for students across the district’s five kitchens. Since then, Brigaid’s work has expanded to other school districts, including New York City, Denver, and Oakland, as well as senior centers and a prison. Throughout its growth, the company remains guided by Dan’s belief that everyone deserves nourishing food, cooked with care and passion.
Schedule at a Glance
Thank you to our Sponsors!
Farm Tour: Do Good Farm
Pre-Conference Tour – Wednesday, March 8
Hotel Departure- 3:15 pm
Post-Conference Tour – Friday, March 10
Hotel Departure- 1:30 pm
FNW is thrilled to announce that the farm tour will be hosted by Do Good Farm – a Farm-to-Cafeteria institution that exists to end hunger and malnutrition through sustainable farming practices and education.
With student involvement, Do Good Farm produces food 365 days a year for Hope Charter School and the surrounding communities by combining multiple forms of regenerative agriculture – including a permaculture food forest, aquaponics, and traditional raised beds. Join us as we learn about how they teach, grow, and practice community-serviced agriculture!
Please refer to their website here for more information about Do Good Farm and their amazing work!
Team Nutrition Grant Training Information
Attention School Food Authorities and School Nutrition Professionals!
FDACS is pleased to announce that our FNW Nutrition Standards staff will offer a free USDA Recipe Standardization training session, open to all participating SFAs, during the conference.
The USDA’s “Food Buying Guide for School Nutrition Programs” will also be provided and discussed to assist SNPs with information about procuring foods properly and determining how to credit foods towards program meal pattern requirements.
If you are interested in reserving a training slot, please sign up here.
Missed the 2021 experience?
Check out some of the highlights here