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Drive for 25 Farm to School Grant

The Drive for 25 Farm to School Grant works with schools, communities and farmers to build healthy Farm to School programs with strong local food procurement in cafeterias. The 2017-18 program enables school districts in Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties to purchase New York State grown and minimally processed food items to serve in K-12 public school meals. Best practices established in this pilot area will be used to further develop how a similar program would work as a broader initiative in the state. 

For more information, contact:

Joshua Bakelaar, Local Economies and Agriculture Director
jbakelaar@adirondack.org
518-891-6200

Looking for ideas to develop or enhance your school's Farm to School program? Check out this growing list of meal and snack recipes, product procurement resources and complimentary funding opportunities for schools.

Frequently asked questions and resources for farmers and producers: Can schools afford local products? Do schools need to have large amounts or full quantities and what if I don’t have enough? Do schools need to have consistent product all year? 

Check out this informational map of participating schools as well as producers and vendors who are active or interested in supplying farm to school products. 

Browse a growing list of local, statewide, regional and national resources for Farm to School programs. These resources include curriculum tools, program reports and grant opportunities. 

Collaborating with innovative, experienced partners is essential to ANCA’s ability to implement high-impact projects across our region. These organizations are key partners for this project and help deliver tangible benefit to our communities.