Are you ready for Pepper Palooza?

Each year, University of Georgia Extension joins Georgia Organics as they coordinate a statewide campaign to get kids eating, growing, and learning about a locally grown fruit or vegetable during October Farm to School Month. This year’s campaign will be celebrating Pepper Palooza! 

To participate in Pepper Palooza at your school, home, early care center, or in your community, visit to register. Participants will receive access to a free electronic toolkit filled with pepper-themed activities, standards-based lesson plans, fact sheets, recipes, school nutrition resources, and more!  

The first 300 people to sign-up will have the option to receive a free packet of pepper seeds, washable pepper tattoos, and a Georgia Planting and Harvest Calendar for school gardens. 

Additionally, we have a new contest to engage school nutrition departments! During the month of October, school districts will have the chance to win a special prize if they include peppers in their menus at least one time per week. The contest is now open at  

Share your Pepper Palooza pictures and activities on social media with #pepperpalooza. Each week during October, anyone who has used this hashtag will be entered to win a prize and at the end of the month there will be a grand prize winner.  

Becky Griffin
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