Every year, more and more schools throughout the state organize events for New York Harvest for New York Kids. This fun celebration is an opportunity for schools and communities to learn about New York agriculture, enjoy locally-grown foods, and inspire healthy food choices. Cafeterias feature NY farm products; classrooms do food-tastings; students visit farms and farmersí markets, or harvest their school gardens.
Do you want New York State foods in your school?
Read New State Education Department Memo on Farm to School Purchases at: http://portal.nysed.gov/cn/Userhelp/portal/farmtoschool1.pdf
Fill out your 'Notice of Intent to Purchase Fresh Fruits & Vegetables Locally' and publish this notice in your school newsletter. See sample at: http://portal.nysed.gov/cn/Userhelp/portal/farmtoschoolattachment%20b.pdf
Dear Food Service Director Letter
Tips for Planning Your Event
Resources for NY Harvest for NY Kids Week
Sample New York State Menu
NY Harvest for NY Kids Poster
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NYS School Food Service Association and NY Farms! Partnership Award
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Examples from 2004 Scheduled Events
Additional Resources and Other Helpful Information