Skip to main content

Farm to School Spotlight News

The following news stories feature Schools and Programs from New York State making headlines for their Farm to School initiatives. 

How a school lunch in Tompkins County will help fight 'superbugs' (Ithaca Journal) May 20, 2019

Allegany-Limestone begins 'Farm-To-School' partnership with Canticle Farm (Olean Times Herald) May 9, 2019

Grape-To-School Pilot Program Announced (The Lansing Star) May 3, 2019

Students take part in farm-to-table project (The Leader-Herald) Apr. 22, 2019

Alden Central School District has "NY Thursdays" that provide local food from farmers for school lunches (WKBW Buffalo) Apr. 5, 2019

Local classroom takes virtual field trip to a NY dairy farm (News 10) Mar. 29, 2019

Grassroots Gardens hopes to be first accredited Community Garden Land Trust in the country (Buffalo Rising) Mar. 26, 2019

Eight districts to offer local fare during Farm-to-School Day (The Buffalo News) Mar. 20, 2019

Allegany-Limestone Farm-to-School plan, capital improvements part of 2019-20 budget presentations (Olean Times Herald) Feb. 27, 2019

Local chef, students bring Buffalo's Farm to School program to the cafeteria (2WGRZ) Feb. 25, 2019

School District Co-Op Continues to Support Local and State Farms Despite Winter Scarcity ( Feb. 19, 2019

School Honored for Incorporating Farm Produce into Kids' Meal ( Feb. 6, 2019

Capital Roots' Growth Promotes Fresh, Local Food (Lancaster Farming) Jan. 25, 2019

Forestville promotes wellness, local farmers (Observer) Jan. 16, 2019


If you would like to submit a spotlight article please email 


Back to the Farm to School Page

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted 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; or
  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Click here for Nondiscrimination Statement translations.