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Farm to School brings Local Food to Students in Tompkins County

Tompkins County Farm to School

TCFTS is a countywide effort to enable schools in Tompkins County both to serve NY State farm-fresh products into their cafeterias and to raise student awareness of fresh farm foods! Each month cafeterias across the county, will serve one to two “Harvest of the Month” (HOM) dishes that highlight seasonal NY state fruit and vegetables throughout the 2020-2021 school year.

Check out our educational resources and recipes for SY 20/21 Farm to School:

(Sept) Tomatoes HERE

(Sept) Corn HERE

(Oct) Bell Peppers HERE

(Oct) Swiss Chard HERE

(Nov) Broccoli & Cauliflower HERE

(Dec) Winter Squash HERE

(Jan) Potatoes HERE

(Feb) Root Vegetables HERE

(March) Cabbage HERE

(April) Maple HERE

(April) Grains HERE

(May) Spinach HERE

(June) Berries HERE

TCFTS aims to provide resources and support, to help SFAs reach the procurement benchmark of 30% NY State food to qualify for a 25-cent per meal reimbursement under the terms of the NYS No Student Hungry legislation. To do so, TCFTS has created a coordinated buying strategy across School Food Authorities (SFAs) and aims to trains food service workers and auxiliary staff in the preparation and serving of local foods and supports the effective use of local produce. 

Interested in Online Farm to School Learning? Check out our compiled resources in our Google Drive HERE!

Are you a farmer or vendor interested in getting involved? Fill out this interest form HERE!


Baz Perry
Equitable Food Systems Coordinator
(607) 272-2292 ext. 131

Last updated December 28, 2020