Pennsylvania Harvest of the Month is a program developed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and Project PA (Penn State University) to promote a local agricultural product each month through schools, child and adult care centers, child care homes, and summer feeding sites.
The program aims to provide participants with local, healthy products while supporting Pennsylvania farmers and producers.
Visit the Pennsylvania Harvest of the Month website to find family-friendly information about healthy eating and nutrition.
You can also find the Pennsylvania Harvest of the Month Calendar. Each month features information, recipes and more about healthy foods.
- January: Sweet Potatoes resources and recipes
- February: Mushrooms resources and recipes
- March: Dairy resources and recipes
- April: Leafy Greens resources and recipes
- May: Asparagus resources and recipes
- June: Strawberries resources and recipes
- July: Beets resources and recipes
- August: Tomatoes resources and recipes
- September: Peppers resources and recipes
- October: Apples resources and recipes
- November: Winter Squash resources and recipes
- December: Cabbage resources and recipes
- Alternates: Broccoli (resources and recipes), Eggs (resources and recipes), Potatoes (resources and recipes)
Experiencing Challenges Accessing Health Foods?
Are you or your family experiencing challenges in accessing healthy foods? Try these resources:
- The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program provides information about how benefits can be used to help households in Pennsylvania increase their food purchasing power at grocery stores and supermarkets.
- Pennsylvania WIC provides healthy supplemental foods and nutrition services for pregnant women, postpartum and breastfeeding women, infants and children under age five.
- The National School Lunch Program is a federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions. It provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to children each school day.
- Find a food pantry near you with Ending Hunger in PA.
- Families who could use help in feeding their children can enter their address to find free, healthy meals being served by organizations in their community on the No Kid Hungry website. The website does not use information for any other purpose than to locate food assistance. Families can also find these resources by texting the word FOOD to 877-877. Information is available in English and Spanish.
- Are you struggling with your food budget? Are you looking for ideas for healthy, budget friendly meals and snacks for your family? Take a look at the SNAP-Ed Connection page of resources on the USDA’s webpage, Eat Right When Money’s Tight. It has meal planning and budgeting tips as well as links for food assistance resources in your area.