Growing healthy children with local food procurement in schools
Farm to School
FaHN is seeking local producers to participate in an exciting farm to school initiative that will help farmers expand their business and encourage students to eat healthy, local food.
Broome and Cortland County schools are looking for fresh and value-added products to use in school lunches. The program is supported by a USDA Farm to School and NYS Farm to School grant. Partners include the NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets, Broome-Tioga BOCES, Cortland and Marathon School Districts, Food Bank of the Southern Tier, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County to help connect farmers with the schools. Contact us today if you are interested in participating!
Producers can supply products to schools in one or both counties.
- Are GAP certified OR will attend a GAP certification training and become GAP certified.*
- Can help transport food to schools. FaHN will work with you to find a transportation solution and connect you to transportation partners.
* GAP certification training and market readiness training will be available for interested farms. We will update this page with more details as they become available.
- Romaine lettuce
- Tomatoes (cherry and beefsteak)
- Seedless grapes
- Baby spinach
- Seedless watermelon
Value-added products needed:
- Carrot coins
- Broccoli florets (blanched and frozen)
- Ground beef
Participating School Districts:
- Broome-Tioga BOCES School Districts
- Cortland Central School District
- Marathon School District
Contact FaHN Coordinator Erin Summerlee at email@example.com or 607-692-7669 if you are interested in participating.