Farm to School program

Farm to School program

9 students as Sharon Springs School sample the corn on the cob.

9 students as Sharon Springs School sample the corn on the cob.

26 students with Farm to School sponsors.

26 students with Farm to School sponsors.

46 students plant summer squash seedlings.

46 students plant summer squash seedlings.

Traveling lunch ladies promote local food dishes at Schoharie Central School.

Traveling lunch ladies promote local food dishes at Schoharie Central School.

Farm to School Project

Cornell Cooperative Extension Schoharie and Otsego Counties is the coordinator for development and implementation of the award-winning local Farm to School Project. Since 2007, we have partnered with area school food services, agencies, farmers and interested individuals to achieve our fundamental goal: re-establishing a relationship between our students and the source of their food - the farm. By doing so, we project that we can:

  • Decrease obesity and diabetes rates in the school students of this community, through their increased consumption of local fruits and vegetables, and,
  • Support our local/regional food supply system by direct purchases of produce from area farms by local school food services.

The Schoharie Valley Farm to School Project is supported in its programs by the following agencies and area businesses.

Grant support in 2016:

New York State Farm to School Grant

NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets http://www.agriculture.ny.gov

The 5-2-1-0 Everyday Initiative Grants

Bassett Healthcare Network http://www.bassett.org

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Generous sponsorships by these businesses in 2015:

Earthly Remedies by Erin http://www.earthlyremediesbyerin.com

Hive LLC http://www.hive321.com

Trustco Bank, Headquarters http://www.trustcobank.com

Wellington’s Herbs and Spices http://wellingtonsherbsandspices.com

US Apple Association http://www.usapple.org

Festival Farmers Market https://www.facebook.com/festivalfarmersmarket

The BlueShift Group, PR and Marketing https://www.facebook.com/TBG-The-Blueshift-Group-Promotions-and-PR

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Additional 2015 funding and support came from:

Cowbella Creamery

Schoharie County Soil and Water Conservation

Schoharie Fresh, online Farmers Market

Farm Family Insurance, Oneonta Office; Agent Eric Efthimiou

Center for Agricultural Development & Entrepreneurship (CADE)

Kymar Farm and Distillery

Bank of Richmondville, Schoharie Branch

American Farmland Trust NY / FINYS

Brochure

For more information about the project, download our Schoharie Valley Farm to School Project Brochure.

Farm to School Sponsorship

In the News

Wellington's Hosted "Garden Stroll and Art Opening"

Farm To School press release.

Fox Creek Farm newsletter

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Contact

Regina Tillman
Farm To School Coordinator
rmt37@cornell.edu

Last updated June 7, 2016