News & Events
Check out these events, news stories, opportunities and action alerts relating to the Farm to Institution movement in New York!
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Going Whole Hog: Forestville CSD Demonstrates Procurement Creativity and Confidence while in NYS Farm to School Institute
April 13, 2021
The Forestville Central School District has gone “all in” with their farm-to-school initiative. Depending on the season students can have several local items a day. During the colder winter months there is at least one New York item. This could be a slice of NYS cheese on their sandwich or hydroponically grown lettuce blended into their side salad. Eager to maximize the agricultural bounty within their community the school purchased its first farm-raised hog for the 2020 – 2021 school year.
It Takes Teamwork: Ellenville Regional Hospital and Ellenville Elementary Partner in NYS Farm to School Institute
December 10, 2020
Ellenville Regional Hospital Rural Health Network is one of several community-based entities dedicated to improving health outcomes in Ulster County. This year, the hospital partnered with Ellenville Elementary to apply for the NYS Farm to School Institute to connect kids with fresh fruits and vegetables from local farms.
December 9, 2020
Despite challenges from COVID-19, farm to school holds potential to generate nearly $360 million for state’s economy while feeding over 900,0000 students healthy New York grown food.
October 27, 2020
Edison Elementary, one of ten schools participating in the 2020-21 New York State Farm to School Institute, featured New York apples and adapted to socially distanced activities to promote their farm to school efforts this fall.
October 13, 2020
Recapping the start of the 2020-2021 New York State Farm to School Institute which featured a virtual kickoff retreat
July 8, 2020
Announcing the 2020-2021 NYS Farm to School Institute, Statement of Solidarity & Resource List, Upcoming Virtual Events & more!
July 6, 2020
Announcing the selection of twelve schools to the 2020-2021 New York State Farm to School Institute, an intensive year-long program for New York schools to develop and grow their farm to school programs.
May 1, 2020
A note from Stephanie Hsu reflecting on the unprecedented challenges COVID-19 has created for our schools and food systems, the continued importance of eating locally and examples of resiliency.
October 8, 2019
For Newcomb Central School’s January Harvest of the Month feature on cabbage, Food Service Director Dave Hughes collaborated with Meghan Brooks of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Essex County to bring cabbage into the classroom with a lesson on the production process behind sauerkraut.
October 2, 2019
As the school year begins in New York, six teams representing nine New York state school districts are ramping up their farm to school programs following the launch of the New York State Farm to School Institute with American Farmland Trust and FINYS.