Farm to School
Farm to School
Cheese Taste Test at RoyHart

Cheese Taste Test at RoyHart

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Farm to School

The Niagara County Farm to School initiative is a program which focuses on featuring locally grown, healthy foods in school meals. Farmers and schools are working together with their local distributors to bring fresh produce and other New York State products into the school lunchrooms.

Students gain access to healthy, local foods as well as educational opportunities such as school gardens, cooking lessons, taste tests, and farm field trips. Farm to School empowers children and their families to make informed food choices while strengthening the local economy and contributing to vibrant communities.


Selling to schools is a major opportunity for farmers. Benefits include:

  • Potential for significant sales
  • New market outlets
  • Promotion of business to school communities
  • Contribution to the health and wellness of school children by giving them the opportunity to consume more nutritious food.
  • There are numerous farmers across the state selling directly to schools and working with distributors to sell to schools.


Mollie McDonough
SNAP-Ed Nutrition Educator / Farm to School Coordinator
(716) 433-8839 ext. 230

Last updated January 16, 2020