In June 2016, The Food Trust, with funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and in partnership with Pennsylvania Head Start Association (PHSA), launched a statewide farm to ECE initiative: Ready, Set, Grow: Linking Pennsylvania Farms to Early Childhood Programs

The Food Trust and PHSA are working collectively to develop statewide strategies to encourage the advancement of sustained farm to early childhood programs and practices. These strategies support quality access to and the consumption of PA-grown foods in early childhood settings and activities can include local food purchasing for meals and snacks, on-site gardening and agriculture and nutrition education.