Sustaining Farm to School Year-Round Webinar and Case Study

May 16, 2024

When we think of serving local food in school cafeterias, the first image that comes to mind is often the abundance of fresh produce that’s available in the summer and fall in New York. This seasonality can be discouraging for folks looking to increase their local food procurement, but thanks to cold storage and other preservation techniques, there is still a variety of fruits and vegetables that can be purchased during the winter and spring months and plenty of New York agricultural products available throughout the school year! 

In this webinar we discuss the new FINYS guide, Sustaining Farm to School in the Winter, and how to plan for year-round menu options and all-season activities to keep students nourished and engaged with farm to school programming in winter, spring, summer, and fall. Special guests Tricia Miller (Farm to School Coordinator) and Kimberly Abram (Food & Nutrition Services Director) from the Hamburg Central School District will offer us tips and firsthand experiences on making farm to school a year-round affair in their cafeterias, school gardens, and classrooms. 

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Read more about Hamburg CSD in our recent success story