Author: Japhet Koteen

Japhet is the Director of Strategic Partnerships and Marketing at FarmRaiser. He believes in the power of good food and good business to change the world.

What do Moose, Overzealous Zucchini, and Alice Waters Have in Common?

They are all featured in the Readers to Eaters catalog of books that teaches kids about food and healthy eating. Readers to Eaters was founded in 2009 by Philip and June Jo Lee with a mission to promote food literacy from the ground up. With backgrounds in children’s publishing, education, and food ethnography, Philip and June Jo…

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Partnership with Real Food for Kids

FarmRaiser is thrilled to announce a new partnership with Real Food for Kids Montgomery. RFKM is a true grass-roots organization that has grown over the last three years from a small group of parents concerned about nutrition in schools to a coalition of over 3900 supporters, with parents representing 90% of the schools in Montgomery County with…

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Sugary Soda Will Kill You

Warning: the following infographic may be dangerous to your soda consumption. After surviving the onslaught of halloween candy, you may think you are safe, but added sugar lurks everywhere (but mostly in soft drinks). As addictive as cocaine, and as pervasive as salt (a compound we actually need to survive), the average american child consumes 32…

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Community Gardens Can Improve Your Mental Health, Study Shows

People who garden for at least 30 minutes a week experience better moods. Source: Community Gardens Can Improve Your Mental Health, Study Shows

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October Newsletter

October is national Farm-to-School Month, a cause that is near and dear to FarmRaiser. We believe in a future where kids and schools get healthy fresh food from local farms, so please take a few minutes today, and learn how you can help bring that vision to reality. The short version is that Farm-to-School makes…

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Tips for Selling with Social Media

Facebook is more than just pictures of kids and cute animal videos. I know, sometimes I find that hard to believe myself, but when you have a message that matters to your community (help support my school) and a simple call to action (by buying some delicious local products by clicking here), you can meet your…

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October 24th is Food Day 2015 

Food Day 2015 is almost here. It’s a day of inspiration, action, and personal and political change and you are hereby invited to be part of it. Every October 24, thousands of events bring people together to celebrate and enjoy real food and to push for improved policies. The theme for this year is “Toward…

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Farm to school works! 

After a few years of experience with farm-to-school programs across the country, there is enough data for academic researchers to demonstrate with replicable studies what you already know in your heart: kids eat more healthy food in schools with farm-to-school programs. Read more on the USDA site. For us, this reinforces our belief that teaching kids…

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Goodness Greeness + FarmRaiser = Healthy Fundraising for Chicagoland

We just partnered with, Goodness Greeness Chicago’s premier organic home delivery service to make healthy fundraising a snap. Their popular Box Fundraising Program, Greens4Green$ is now backed by FarmRaiser’s online marketplaces and mobile apps to help you raise money for your school by selling the best produce in the Midwest.  With a customized portal and discount codes, Goodness…

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Two Actions for National Farm to School Month

FarmRaiser salutes Farm to School month with two easy things you can do to help connect schools and kids with healthy, local food.  Please take a minute and visit the National Farm to School site below, and mark your calendars for the Big Day of Action on Oct 22, when Congress will consider reauthorization of the  Child…

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