Entry to 4H Acres with Kiwanis Hall in background, on Lower Creek Road, Ithaca NY
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Tompkins County -H Acres

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Fresh Fruit, Vegetable and Meat Geographic Preference Bid

BID DEADLINE 1:00 p.m. on 08/06/2020

Tompkins County Farm to School Project Cooperative Group Bid, FOR PERIOD OF: September 1st, 2020- December 31st, 2020

Tompkins County Farm to School will receive sealed bids for a Fresh Fruit, Vegetable and Meat Geographic Preference Bid. The Tompkins County Farm to School works to connect k-12 schools with local food providers to improve student nutrition, provide agriculture and nutrition education opportunities, and support local and regional farmers. Child nutrition programs are also striving to achieve this by working with vendors who can cultivate relationships with various types of local farmers that can provide local products to our districts through a competitive bid process. Bid documents are available  HERE and by contacting Chloe Boutelle, ceb367@cornell.edu.Questions are due to Chloe Boutelle by 07/27/2020 and Questions and answers will be posted on this page on 7/28/2020. Bids will be received at the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County Education Center, 615 Willow Ave., Ithaca, NY 14850. Bids should be addressed to Chloe Boutelle. All bids must be received by 1:00 PM on 08/6/2020. Any bid received after the specified date and time will not be considered. The successful bidder shall be required to enter into a contract with Tompkins County Farm to School.Tompkins County Farm to School reserves the right to reject any and all bids or to waive any informality to the extent permitted by law and reserves the further right to make an award to the lowest responsible bidder determined to serve that best interest of Tompkins County Farm to School.

Please note there is an opportunity on in this bid to recommend products to be considered for January-June 2021. Recommendations will then be considered in the next bid to be released in November 2020. For your reference you can find the past bid awards  HERE.

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Last updated September 11, 2020