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Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program
Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program
The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) is a federal grant 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.
This month’s menu features a few different local fruits and vegetables this month, including:


November 9th (MN Thursday): Farm to School Kohlrabi from Seed to Seed Farm

  • Watch this brief, 2-minute VIDEO with your class to meet Farmer Ariel and see what Seed to Seed Farm looks!
  • For more information about our Farm to School program and the farms we work with, check out our Farm to School webpage

November 21st: Minnesota Grown Haralson Apple  

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.
FFVP Mini Lessons
MPS Culinary & Wellness Services is excited to partner with the University of Minnesota Extension SNAP-Education to offer FFVP mini-lessons at MPS K-8 schools participating in our Fresh Fruit and Veggie Program. SNAP-Ed Educators are willing to visit classrooms during FFVP snack time to lead brief educational activities with students as they try their fresh produce. The goals for these mini-lessons are to:
  • Promote healthy eating habits
  • Increase food and nutrition knowledge
  • Demonstrate adn provide examples for how fresh and healthy snacks can be integrated into daily, classroom learning. 

If you are interested in learning how to bring these FFVP mini-lessons to your school, please email Kate Seybold at kate.seybold@mpls.k12.mn.us for more details. 

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


FFVP Online Calendar