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  • Gearing Up for Farm to School Activities in New York State

    August 10, 2016

    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.

  • Farm to Institution New York State Budget Update

    April 22, 2016

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

  • Locavores behind bars: DOCCS says convicts eating more NYS fare

    April 6, 2016

    “New York’s agriculture industry is an economic engine in communities across this state and through the Buy NY program, we are continuing to drive its growth and expand opportunity,” Cuomo said in a statement. “I am proud of this program’s success and we will continue to connect state institutions with local farmers and producers to showcase the very best of New York’s products and strengthen our agricultural economy.”

  • Local Food Becomes the New Normal on New York Campuses

    March 10, 2016

    Over the last two years, our FINYS team coordinated the Farm to SUNY pilot project, which set out to challenge the idea that colleges and universities are too big to buy local.

  • Take Action

    New York Farm to School ACTION ALERT

    February 23, 2016

    It's time to urge New York State legislators to support the Farm to School Procurement Incentive in the 2016-2017 New York State Budget!

  • Pilot program links farms to colleges across the state

    September 29, 2015

    The first two years of a pilot program called Farm to SUNY show students at four campuses welcomed the products from local farms.