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Farm to School Program

The Chickasaw Nation Farm to School Program focuses on pairing local farmers with area schools to bring locally grown fruits and vegetables to our children through the school meals. Working with designated school districts and farmers within Chickasaw Nation’s jurisdiction,services provided are as follows: 

  • Quarterly meetings for school district food service directors to train in areas such as:  forecasting purchases, menu planning, procurement, and distribution.  These meetings encourage schools to network with peers and available experts Culinary Training for all cafeteria staff provided by Chefs from Chickasaw Nation Medical Center’s Okchamali’s Café to encourage cafeteria staff to think “outside the box” to incorporate more fresh fruits and vegetables into their recipes and menus.
  • Meetings for local farmers to share information on fruits and vegetables desired by school cafeterias, extended growing seasons, best practices for growing and harvesting and sanitizing crops for distribution.
  • Nutrition education to third and fourth grade students through our “Get Fresh” Nutrition Adventure series. 

Other Information

Chickasaw Nation’s Farm to School grant partners school districts with area farmers to bring locally grown fruits and vegetables to children in their school cafeteria. Information and assistance is open to all school districts and farmers interested in the program, who operate within the Chickasaw Nation jurisdiction.

Service Area

Chickasaw Nation Residents

This service is available inside the Chickasaw Nation's boundaries


Ada Nutrition Services

518 E. Arlington

Ada, Oklahoma 74820

(888) 436-7255

Last Updated: 07/27/2016