Fresh Fruit & Vegetable

Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program

Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program
The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) is a federal grant program that provides a fresh fruit or vegetable snack to all students in qualifying K-8 schools. It’s a great way to get students excited about eating healthy and trying new fruits & vegetables. Learn more
Twenty-four MPS schools participate in the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (see right for list of schools). Monthly FFVP menus include a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, including Farm to School produce and interesting/uncommon items that may be new to students! The 2018-2019 Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program begins on Monday, October 1st. 

October 2018 FFVP Menu

October Menu & Newsletter 

In celebration of National Farm to School Month, October's FFVP theme is FARM FRESH FRIDAYS, highlighting Farm to School items at the end of each week. This month's Farm to School items include:

  • Brocccoli, Cala Farm (Turtle Lake, WI) -- watch Cala Farm's Profile Video HERE
  • Kohlrabi, Seed to Seed Farm and Uproot Farm (Princeton, MN) -- watch Seed to Seed's Profile Video HERE
  • Daikon Radishes, Phenhli Thao's Farm (Northfield, MN)
  • Carrots, Open Hands (Northfield, MN) -- watch Open Hand's Profile Video HERE
  • Rainbow Carrots, Hmong American Farmers Association (Hastings, MN) 

FFVP Education 

Make FFVP snack time count with just a few minutes of classroom time! Promote healthy and adventurous eating habits, encourage students to think critically about food (beyond whether they LIKE or DISLIKE it) and learn together about the fruits or vegetables that you’re eating.

Educational Resources

Additional Program Information


Please contact Kate Seybold, Farm to School Coordinator, for more information.


FFVP Online Calendar