Cornell Cooperative Extension

Schoharie and Otsego Counties

Garden Stroll and Art Opening to benefit Farm to School program

Garden Stroll and Art Opening to benefit 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 & 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 by the Cornell University Farm to School Research and Extension Program, based within the Division of Nutritional Sciences, and by these agencies and local businesses:

New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets

Fenimore Asset Management, Inc, Cobleskill, New York

Farm Family Insurance - Burke Miller Associates

Fox Creek Farm CSA 

Wellington Herbs and Spices

Jason A. Schultz, Artist

Albany School of Rock

Brochure

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

In the News

Wellington's to Host Garden Stroll and Art Opening

Farm To School press release

Fox Creek Farm newsletter

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Last updated October 14, 2014