Connecting Farms to Institutions in New York State

Project Type: Professional Development Program
Funds awarded in 2015: $87,219.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2018
Grant Recipient: American Farmland Trust
Region: Northeast
State: New York
Project Leader:
Glenda Neff
American Farmland Trust
Farm to Institution New York State (FINYS) is a collaborative initiative led by American Farmland Trust to dramatically expand the volume of food grown on local farms that is served in institutions across New York. Learn more and get involved at What is "farm to institution" and how does fresh, local food get from the farm field to the cafeteria? Come along as we visit the morning deliveries at the Western New York Food Hub for Eden Valley Growers, watch students prepare and try kale apple salad at Hutch Tech High School, and check out Fenton Farms, a CSA farm and a grower for the food hub, selling food to Buffalo Public Schools and other institutions. Learn how food hubs, distributors and farm to school programs work together to strengthen our local farm economy and feed kids fresh, healthy food grown in New York State. Special thanks to Evan Zittel of Zittel & Sons Farm, Brian Haley and Keith Baskerville of Eden Valley Growers, Dave Walczak of Latina Boulevard Produce, Paul and Gail Fenton of Fenton Farms, Cheryl Thayer of Cornell Cooperative Extension Harvest New York, Bridget O’ Brien Wood of Buffalo Public Schools, and Erica Goodman of American Farmland Trust for participation in this video. This material is based upon work supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, through the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program under sub-award number ENE15-138-29994.
This product is associated with the project "Farm-to-Institution Market Readiness Training Program"
Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.