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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Record-breaking USDA Farm to School Funding, Schools Selected for NYS Farm to School Institute, and more!
August 1, 2019
NYS Farm to School Institute, USDA Farm to School Grants, the Farm to School Act of 2019, and more in the FINYS July Update!
May 22, 2019
Earlier this month, American Farmland Trust, as part of the collaborative initiative Farm to Institution New York State, joined students, teachers, and other staff at Armor Elementary School in Hamburg Central School District for a special New York Thursdays lunch. Hamburg is one of ten school districts across the state featuring a taste test of New York State Grown & Certified Concord Grape Juice this spring as part of the Grape-to-School Pilot Program.
May 21, 2019
Grape-to-School Pilot Program launches across New York schools, New York Farm to School webinar, career opportunities, and more in the FINYS May Update!
April 24, 2019
Buffalo Public Schools takes major leap in increasing purchasing of New York grown food to feed over 30,000 students, awarding $1,113,537 to food-related bids to local farmers and small food producers.
December 19, 2018
Following the Northeast Farm to School Institute, four New York school teams gathered in the Hudson Valley to share progress on their action plans and tour the Hudson Valley Farm Hub with FINYS.
December 11, 2018
What is "farm to institution" and how does fresh, local food get from the farm field to the cafeteria? Watch our video to learn how farmers surrounding the Buffalo, NY region are able to tap into institutional markets like Buffalo Public Schools!
November 5, 2018
October was an action-packed month for Farm to School and local New York State foods! Schools across the state highlighted farm-fresh foods in their cafeterias, focusing on seasonal autumn produce such as squash, apples, and kale. FINYS is also pleased to introduce several new Leadership Team members, and our new FINYS manager!
April 3, 2018
American Farmland Trust invites applications to join the FINYS Leadership Team, a dynamic group of leaders in agriculture and food, public health and nutrition, economic development and other fields committed to scaling up the farm to institution movement in New York. We welcome individuals with a wide-range of backgrounds, perspectives and sectors. Deadline to apply is April 23, 2018.
Statewide Coalition Applauds Historic Commitment in State Budget to Increasing Healthy Food Grown on New York Farms and Served in K-12 Schools
April 2, 2018
New York Grown Food for New York Kids, a statewide coalition of school, farm, food, public health, anti-hunger and environmental organizations, applauds Governor Cuomo and the New York State Senate and Assembly for a historic commitment to bringing more healthy food grown in New York into K-12 schools.
August 23, 2017
New York was well-represented at the 2017 Northeast Farm to School Institute with FINYS, Saranac Lake School District, and Johnson City School District in attendance. Read about the institute and lessons we can bring back to New York.