Nourish Your Roots

A Healthy School Fundraiser


A farm-to-school fundraiser

Nourish Your Roots is a farm-to-school fundraiser created and facilitated by Nourish Nova Scotia to help schools and non-profit child cares support their own healthy eating programs and initiatives.

Students sell boxes of fresh produce from local farms to their family and the greater community. Farmers are paid fairly for their produce, customers enjoy the harvest while supporting the school. It’s a win-win-win for schools, farmers and families!

Why support Nourish Your Roots?

  • It provides funds for healthy school food programs in Nova Scotia schools for example breakfast, snack program, guidance and cooking skills.

  • It supports Nova Scotia farmers.

  • It increases opportunities for children to eat more vegetables and fruit.

What’s in a Nourish Your Roots box

Each Nourish Your Roots box contains an assortment of 8-10 fresh Nova Scotian grown items including a variety of root vegetables and maybe some fruit and/or herbs.

Box contents vary across the province and by year, depending on who your school's farm partners are. All of your produce will be grown with care, with recipes available to help you enjoy every bite!

Frequently Asked Questions

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Participating Schools/Childcare Centres

Information to help your promote and manage your NYR fundraiser.

Program Signup


Schools & Childcare Centres

The expression of interest for Fall 2019 is now closed. If you wish to be notified when it opens for the 2020 campaign please sign up below. 



The expression of interest for Fall 2019 is now closed. If you wish to be notified when the 2020 campaign opens please sign up below.


  NYR Farm Partners

Thank you to our amazing farm partners for providing NYR customers with fresh, local produce. Continue to support local by visiting a farm or market


Promotional & Classroom Resources

Make your campaign a success; from sales to classroom activities  

Share Your Story

Whether it's kids in the kitchen, a family meal celebration or school activity — we'd love to see it! 

Send us your photos, videos or stories about your #NourishYourRoots experience.