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  • [Video] Connecting Farms to Institutions in New York State

    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!

  • Celebrating Farm to School Month, Meet the New Faces of FINYS

    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!

  • Apply to Join the FINYS Leadership Team!

    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.

  • New York Attends the Northeast Farm to School Institute

    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 News: New Resources for Finding Food Safety & GAP Certified Farms

    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.

  • Announcing a New Mission for Farm to Institution New York State

    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 News from Farm to Institution New York State

    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!

  • Event Opens Up Doors for Farm Sales to Institutions

    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.

  • Farm to School Partnership Awards, Upcoming Workshops for Farmers

    February 20, 2017

    February's FINYS Update celebrates New York farm to school partnerships and shares upcoming events for farmers interested in selling food to schools, hospitals, colleges and other institutions.