• August 23, 2017

    New York Attends the Northeast Farm to School Institute

    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

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

    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.


  • April 25, 2017

    April News from Farm to Institution New York State

    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!

  • February 20, 2017

    Farm to School Partnership Awards, Upcoming Workshops for Farmers

    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.


  • February 16, 2017

    New York Farm to School Partnership Awards

    The New York School Nutrition Association and New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets have selected three New York Farm to School programs for 2017 Farm to School Partnership Awards. Read more about the winners and their programs:

  • February 8, 2017

    News from the Budget, Upcoming Events for School Districts & Growers

    The first FINYS update of 2017 includes news about Farm to School in the New York State Budget, information about this year's Northeast Farm to School Institute, and an event for growers interested in selling to the Western NY Food Hub!

  • December 13, 2016

    Grants for Farm to School, Farmers & More

    FINYS is pleased to end the year 2016 with this Update sharing exciting news for Farm to School, our OpEd in the Albany Times Union, and fresh grant opportunities for New York farmers to market their products in New York!


  • November 16, 2016

    New Resources from New York State Farm to School

    New information and resources are now available for New York Farm to School on the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets website, including a map of New York schools who participated in the USDA Farm to School Census and a local food procurement toolkit for food service directors.

  • October 5, 2016

    National Farm to School Month, NY Campus Crunch & More

    October's Farm to Institution New York State (FINYS) Update is filled to the brim with exciting events happening for New York schools, preschools and colleges connecting students with local food! 

  • August 10, 2016

    Gearing Up for Farm to School Activities in New York State

    A new school year is quickly approaching! Catch up with the latest in farm to school and farm to pre-school in the FINYS August update.


  • April 22, 2016

    Farm to Institution New York State Budget Update

    Read about farm to school wins in the New York State budget and other exciting news for farm to institution in the state!