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.
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Last updated July 6, 2017