Harvest of the Month Resources Available

If your spring or summer 4-H program includes gardening and/or improving access to fresh produce, check out this state resource available to educators and volunteers interested in focusing on Wisconsin harvests.

Harvest of the Month is a statewide campaign that encourages students to eat more fruits and vegetables. The primary audience for the campaign are classroom teachers and/or cafeterias; however, the information can be used while planning a 4-H gardening project and/or seasonal produce exhibit at the Fair.

Seasonal produce information and activity guides are available for:

  • Autumn: apples, winter squash, broccoli, cranberries, and kale
  • Winter: carrots, sweet potatoes, cabbage, beets, and potatoes
  • Spring: greens, asparagus, sweet peas, lettuce, and radish
  • Summer: tomatoes, peppers, summer squash, corn, and cucumber

Research shows the many benefits of the Harvest of the Month campaign:

  • encourages kids to try new fruits and vegetables
  • increases the amount of fruits and vegetables students eat
  • reduces food waste
  • grows school meal participation
  • supports Wisconsin farmers and local economy

To access Harvest of the Month materials, visit https://healthyliving.extension.wisc.edu/programs/harvest-of-the-month/

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