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:
Last updated January 16, 2020