Harvest of the Month - Schools


Take the Harvest of the Month Pledge!


To participate in Harvest of the Month (HOM), districts/schools pledge to:

  • Serve the local HOM product at least 2x per month (local = Maine grown or caught)
  • Display promotional HOM materials provided by DOE
  • Track local purchases
  • Take a short survey


  • Conduct educational activities, such as taste tests or incorporation into classroom lessons
  • Send monthly updates (photos and stories, which may be featured in our newsletters, website, social media)

We will provide you with:

  • Printed marketing materials (IE: posters, recipe cards, stickers)
  • Program training and ongoing technical support, as needed
  • Monthly newsletter
  • Recognition in participating in HOM

Harvest of the Month Webinar


HOM Training Q&A's

You asked and we answered! Here are answers to the most asked questions during our Harvest of the Month trainings this spring, addressing sourcing, evaluation, and more. 

HOM Q&A Resource

Local Produce Fund

Get more local produce with the Local Produce Fund. You can get reimbursed $1 for every $3 spent on local produce (up to $1,000 per year while funds are available)

Learn more about the Local Produce Fund and download the claim form.