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    Announcing the FINYS Farmer Readiness Scan. Check it out!

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    The New York Farm to School Institute is a year-long professional development opportunity for New York schools. Learn more!

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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Overcoming Farm to School Challenges at CAP Cayuga Seneca

For a team saddled with unpredicted obstacles, the CAP Cayuga Seneca Farm to School team has not only made it through the year but managed to thrive. The team's efforts were successful in reaching the entire CAP Cayuga Seneca community, including students, families, staff and educators.

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