The Public Plate

New report finds that increasing procurement of fresh food from New York farms could benefit the health of over six million New Yorkers and generate an additional $200 million for the state's economy. 

Boosting public spending on fresh foods grown on New York State farms and served in schools, childcare centers, older adult centers, food pantries and other institutions, has the potential to improve health for more than six million New Yorkers, while increasing economic opportunities across the state. 

The findings are part of a new report, ‘The Public Plate in New York State: Growing Health, Farms and Jobs with Local Food,’ by The New York Academy of Medicine and American Farmland Trust through the Farm to Institution New York State (FINYS) initiative.  

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