Educational Tools

The Alliance for Food and Farming (

The Alliance for Food and Farming (AFF) is a non-profit organization formed in 1989 which represents organic and conventional farmers of fruits and vegetables and farms of all sizes. Their mission is to deliver factual, science based information to reassure consumers about the safety of all produce. The information presented on this website was developed in conjunction with experts in the fields of toxicology, risk analysis, nutrition, health and farming. Providing consumers with science-based studies and analyses, peer-reviewed research and balanced information about the safety of fruits and vegetables allows facts, not fears, to guide shopping choices.


GAA Activity Sheets

The Georgia Agritourism Association offers members five different activity sheets  that can be provided to children who visit agritourism farms. These “take home” sheets are based on educational standards and reinforce principles learned on farms. Click here to access them.



Food from Farms: Toolkit for Direct Purchasing of Local Food

The Food from Farms: Toolkit for Direct Purchasing of Local Food provides examples and templates to start community-based local food procurement directly from farmers. The toolkit was originally developed for a small school district in northern Minnesota, and was designed to comply with USDA guidelines.

The toolkit is adaptable and has been used for local food procurement by a hospital and a non-profit organization. The Aitkin County Public Health, Healthy Northland, and Minnesota's Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP) sponsored the development of the toolkit and its associated materials. Compilation of the toolkit was sponsored by Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture (MISA). Valuable insight and feedback came from the Minnesota Farm to School Leadership Team