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  • Organization/Agency

    USDA Food and Nutrition Service Office of Community Food Systems

    The Office of Community Food Systems (OCFS) helps child nutrition program operators incorporate local foods in the National School Lunch Program and its associated programs, as well as the Summer Food Service Program and Child and Adult Care Food Program. In addition, OCFS staff works with tribal communities to respond to their desire to better incorporate traditional foods into our meal programs. OCFS accomplishes this through grant makingtraining and technical assistance and research.

    Type(s)

    • Organization/Agency

    Audience(s)

    • Community
    • Farmers
    • Food Service
    • Processors & Distributors

    Author

    USDA

  • Fact sheet/Toolkit/Worksheet/General Resource

    Community Food Systems Fact Sheets

    USDA Food & Nutrition Service provides resources for child nutrition program operators to incorporate local foods into their day to day operations. While many were developed with K-12 schools in mind, much of the information is equally relevant to early childcare facilities and summer feeding programs.

    Type(s)

    • Fact sheet/Toolkit/Worksheet/General Resource

    Audience(s)

    • Community
    • Farmers
    • Food Service
    • Processors & Distributors

    Author

    USDA

  • Organization/Agency

    New York State Farm to School Program Work Team

    A cross-disciplinary team of Extension associates, Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) educators, and partners from NYS agencies work together to create better cohesion of farm to school programming across the state.

    Type(s)

    • Organization/Agency

    Audience(s)

    • Community
    • Farmers
    • Food Service
    • Processors & Distributors

    Author

    Cornell Cooperative Extension

  • Video

    Poughkeepsie Farm to School

    Get ideas and inspiration watching this video from the Poughkeepsie Farm to School Project.

    Type(s)

    • Video

    Audience(s)

    • Community
    • Farmers
    • Food Service
    • Processors & Distributors

    Author

    Poughkeepsie Farm Project

  • Funding Opportunity

    USDA Farm to School Grant Program

    On an annual basis, USDA awards up to $5 million in competitive grants for training, supporting operations, planning, purchasing equipment, developing school gardens, developing partnerships, and implementing farm to school programs.

    Type(s)

    • Funding Opportunity

    Audience(s)

    • Community
    • Food Service
    • Processors & Distributors

    Author

    USDA

  • Fact sheet/Toolkit/Worksheet/General Resource

    Getting Started with Farm to School and Early Childhood

    Check out National Farm to School for how to get started on the right foot - building a team of key partners. Download Getting Started with Farm to SchoolGetting Started with Farm to Early Care and Education, and Starting a School Garden.

    Type(s)

    • Fact sheet/Toolkit/Worksheet/General Resource

    Audience(s)

    • Community
    • Food Service

    Author

    National Farm to School Network

  • Website/Webpage

    New York Farm to School

    New York School Nutrition Association is the core state partner in the National Farm to School Network, with support of FINYS, NYS Department of Ag & Markets, NYS Education Department, and the Capital District Child Care Council.

    Type(s)

    • Website/Webpage

    Audience(s)

    • Community
    • Farmers
    • Food Service
    • Processors & Distributors

    Author

    National Farm to School Network