The New York State Farm to School Program was created by the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets to, “connect schools with local farms and food producers to strengthen local agriculture, improve student health, and promote regional food systems awareness”.
All four school districts in Seneca County - Waterloo, Seneca Falls, Romulus, and South Seneca - were awarded one of six New York State Ag & Markets grants to develop farm to school programming with oversight from Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension.
The goals of the grant are to increase consumption of local produce by the students for positive health outcomes, increase the variety of local products being offered on school menus, increase the number of local farmers selling to schools, and increase awareness of the local food system in the Finger Lakes area.
October is nationally recognized as Farm to School (F2S) Month & also National Apple Month - follow our F2S program for a fun filled F2S month featuring NYS apples!
Watch as we walk through how to create Farm to School recipes, step by step!
Enjoy the same recipes at home that students in Seneca County get to try in their schools!
These were created to be handed out to students who tried Farm to School recipes.
These cafeteria and/or classroom posters highlight New York State grown foods being served as part of Farm to School through the school lunch program.
Last updated March 8, 2021