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Bringing Food into the Classroom

Sponsored by Raley’s, this “Raley’s Field Trips on the Farm” program connects 240 fourth- and fifth-graders per year to the land. With classroom lessons followed by visits to farms and Raley’s grocery stores, the students and their teachers learn about the entire food cycle and come to appreciate the land that provides for them.

One of the aims of the program is to encourage the students to create healthy eating habits long-term. They see firsthand where
their food comes from and meet the hard-working people who make the food they eat possible.

California Farmland Trust


Partners: Raley’s Family of Fine Stores, Lodi Unified School District, Ag in the Classroom, Steamboat Acres (a local farm), first generation farmers

Staff: 3 FTE | 1 FTE for program

Kids connecting with farm animals

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