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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March 14, 2019 to March 15, 2019
Irondequoit Conference Center, Rochester NY
The 'Baskets to Pallets' course is designed for farmers of all enterprises and will cover building relationships with buyers, customer management and record keeping, pricing, grading and packaging, uniformity and consistency, and food safety, among many other topics! This fun course includes plenty of hands-on activities and opportunities for peer learning and small group discussion.
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.
June 27, 2017
Learn about new resources available to find Food Safety and GAP Certified farms in New York and join us in congratulating the 2017 USDA Farm to School Grant Awardees.
June 1, 2017
Read about our new FINYS mission to strengthen the economic security of farmers and the health of New Yorkers by empowering institutions to spend at least 25% of their food budget on food grown in New York.
April 25, 2017
This month we're sharing good news for farm to school from the New York budget, recapping the first Market Readiness workshop for farmers, and announcing two New York schools accepted into the 2017 Farm to School Institute!
March 30, 2017
Partnerships developed by Farm to Institution New York State (FINYS) are allowing farmers to learn about the expanding opportunities for selling their locally grown and produced foods to local institutions, as in school districts, hospitals and daycare centers.