Fearless Beginning Gardening at Your Program – A getting started guide from Community Groundworks (English, Spanish).
Local Procurement Resources
Local Procurement Guide for child care centers (English, Spanish) and family home programs (English, Spanish) by the National Farm to School Network.
Celebrating Seasonality Recipe Guide – Rooted and Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems’ guide featuring one breakfast, lunch, and snack recipe for each of the four seasons. All recipes are scaled for 8 and 25 servings, include serving sizes for different age groups, and note CACFP crediting information. Available in English and Spanish.
How to Buy, Prepare and Serve Local Foods – A resource for early learning programs to help use more produce in meals, snacks and taste tests (English, Spanish).
Cooking with California Food – A cookbook and professional development guide for K-12 schools that can easily be adapted for early learning programs (English, Spanish).
Quick Bites: Culinary Training Videos from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Cooking Up Healthy Options with Plants (CHOP) Program. These training videos teach basic knife skills and culinary techniques (for Spanish versions, scroll down to “Quick Bites Course Material”).
Food Talk! Conversation Cards for Mealtimes – Washington State Department of Health’s conversation cards with questions meant to foster conversation between children while helping them to understand and appreciate healthy food and where it comes from (English, Spanish).
Farm to Early Care and Education Self-Assessment from the National Farm to School Network and ASPHN designed to help early learning providers assess their current farm to ECE practices and develop goals and action plans to help grow farm to ECE at their site (English, Spanish).