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NYS Farm to School Grant Available

Due: October 1, 2018 by 4 pm 

2018 Farm to School Partnership Award Winners (01/18)

Governor's New 'No Student Goes Hungry' Plan (01/18)

Senator Helming Announces Signing of Bill to Allow Local Buying (07/17)

Bill allows schools to buy more locally grown products (05/17)

Governor Announces Awards to Seven Farm to School Programs (12/16)

A Garden Classroom to Sprout at NY Botanical Garden (11/16)

OSC Report Locally Grown: Farm-to-School Programs in New York State (10/16)

State Agriculture Commissioner Joins the Fourth Annual Big Apple Crunch (10/16)

"In Albany, the New York State Education Department (NYSED) Senior Deputy Commissioner Jhone Ebert and Assistant Commissioner for Student Support Services Renee Rider joined more than 50 staff members from the NYSED Office of Child Nutrition on the front steps of the State Education Building this morning for the Big Apple Crunch.  They got into the spirit, simultaneously biting into locally grown, New York State apples to celebrate National Food Day and promote New York State food and farms."

Farm to School Month Proclamation (10/16)

Assemblywoman Russell's Bill Passes the Assembly (05/16)

Governor Signs Russell Bill into Law (06/16)

"Drive for 25" Initiative (03/16)

NY Farm to School Map List - Includes Grant, Training, and Resource opportunities throughout the state and country. If you would like to add an opportunity to the map, please email the information to . Use Google Chrome for best results.

Resource Order Form 

  • Promotional Resources & Posters - AGM Harvest of the Month Poster Set; Farm to You Fest Poster
  • Promotional Resources & Bookmarks and Pocket Pals - Catch a Rainbow Bookmark; Fruit & Veggie Challenge Bookmark; Fruits & Veggies The More the Better Porket Pal
  • Promotional Resources & Other - Fruit & Veggies More Matters Wheel; Fruit & Veggies The More The Better Slide Guide; Farm to School Food Cycle Handouts; Get Growing with Farm to School Bulletin Board Kit; I Tried It Stickers (English/Spanish); Kids MyPlate Fruit & Veggie Stickers; Pride of NY Harvest Chart ; Official Taste Tester Stickers (English/Spanish)
  • Resource Tools Only for SFA/Sponsors & Books and Brochures - Best Practices: Handling Fresh Produce in Schools

2016-2017 New York State Farm to School Survey Results


Procurement Methods TreeSmall Purchase Procedures

Contact the Farm to School Team

Amanda Watson


Kristin Ricciardi


Amanda Watson (Left), Renee Rider (Middle), Kristin Ricciardi (Right), on Big Apple Crunch Day 2017.


USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. 

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1)     mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
         Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
         1400 Independence Avenue, SW
         Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2)     fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3)     email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Los demás programas de asistencia nutricional del FNS, las agencias estatales y locales, y sus beneficiarios secundarios, deben publicar el siguiente Aviso de No Discriminación:

De conformidad con la Ley Federal de Derechos Civiles y los reglamentos y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE. UU. (USDA, por sus siglas en ingles), se prohíbe que el USDA, sus agencias, oficinas, empleados e instituciones que participan o administran programas del USDA discriminen sobre la base de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, discapacidad, edad, o en represalia o venganza por actividades previas de derechos civiles en algún programa o actividad realizados o financiados por el USDA.

Las personas con discapacidades que necesiten medios alternativos para la comunicación de la información del programa (por ejemplo, sistema Braille, letras grandes, cintas de audio, lenguaje de seas americano, etc.), deben ponerse en contacto con la agencia (estatal o local) en la que solicitaron los beneficios. Las personas sordas, con dificultades de audición o discapacidades del habla pueden comunicarse con el USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service [Servicio Federal de Retransmisión] al (800) 877-8339. Además, la información del programa se puede proporcionar en otros idiomas.

Para presentar una denuncia de discriminación, complete el Formulario de Denuncia de Discriminación del Programa del USDA, (AD-3027) que está disponible en linea en: y en cualquier oficina del USDA, o bien escriba una carta dirigida al USDA e incluya en la carta toda la información solicitada en el formulario. Para solicitar una copia del formulario de denuncia, llame al (866) 632-9992. Haga llegar su formulario lleno o carta al USDA por:

(1)     correo: U.S. Department of Agriculture
         Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
         1400 Independence Avenue, SW
         Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2)     fax: (202) 690-7442; o

(3)     correo electró

Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.