Farm to school programs aim to link institutional purchasing to local food producers. This article describes how these programs in Maine have the potential to not only benefit food producers and communities economically but also to improve the health of schoolchildren and to reduce the carbon footprint of food production.
Winston, Amy. "Farm to School." Maine Policy Review 20.1 (2011) : 233 -236, https://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/mpr/vol20/iss1/37.