|State Grant Grows Local Farm to School Program:|
The state has awarded almost $47,000 to continue a Farm to School Program at three local school districts.|
On Thursday, a press release from Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced six Farm to School grant awards, including $44,917 to Saranac Lake CSD for a "Multi-County Adirondack Farm to School Initiative." The grant will support an existing federal grant that provides funds to increase student access to local food in our cafeterias and funds many field trips and activities involving local farmers.
With the new grant, a Regional Farm to School Coordinator will be able to provide project coordination, outreach and implementation. The School District has set a goal of having 15% local food for our cafeteria produce.