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We help institutions spend at least 25% of their food budget on food from New York farms to strengthen our health and economy.

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The Local Food Buyer Learning Center

The FINYS Local Food Buyer Learning Center offers resources and toolkits to support institutions in starting or scaling up their purchases of food grown in New York. The center’s ultimate goal is to assist institutions in spending at least 25% of their food budget on food grown in the state.  

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Sweet Lessons Connect Students with Farm Products

Most kids have a sweet tooth and are more likely to try new foods with a sugary flavor. So, it’s no surprise that the nearly 800 Schenectady City School District (SCSD) students who tasted maple and the over 900 who tasted honey liked or loved it and eagerly dove into classroom lessons on how they are produced.

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