Farm to School

Program Details

Farm to School is a win for students, farmers, and communities. Our Southern Tier Farm to School Program works to increase the use of local food in school meals, integrate food and agriculture education in the cafeteria, classroom, and community, and empower students through involvement in their local food system.

We do this through local food procurement, working with farm and food businesses to strengthen the regional food system, taste tests in the classroom and cafeteria, designing kid-test school menus, school gardens, building capacity, and fostering connections with organizations and communities in the region. 

Who is involved?

Our partners include Broome-Tioga BOCES Food Service, Delaware Chenango Madison Otsego (DCMO)-BOCES Food Service, 26 school districts, Food Bank of the Southern Tier, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tioga County, participating farms, hubs, and process, VINES, the NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets, and Farm to Institution New York State.

What is Farm to School?
 
Explore this brief Farm to School Planning Guide.
We’d love to talk with you! Contact FaHN Farm to School Coordinator Jessica Barbini at jbarbini@rhnscny.org or 607-692-7669 if you are interested in participating in our Farm to School Program.

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