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Farm to School brings Local Food to Students in Tompkins County

Tompkins County Farm to School

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JOIN THE FRESH FOOD CREW!

Tompkins Farm to School is hiring 2-3 interns for the 2021-22 school year to help promote fresh fruits and vegetables to elementary school kids.

If you

have a passion for the environment,

like to cook,

are interested to learn more about gardening and sustainable agriculture and

can commit 6 hours each week to training and supporting Farm to School programs

then email us today! 

See our internship description here.

Email Baz at ebs20@cornell.edu to apply. 


SEEKING FARM FOOD FOR THE 2021-22 SCHOOL YEAR 

Tompkins County Farm to school is looking for farms to buy products from for this spring and for next year! If you have any questions or would like to get involved, contact Baz Perry at ebs20@cornell.edu. 


About Us

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 serve one to two “Harvest of the Month” (HOM) dishes that highlight seasonal NY state fruit and vegetables throughout the school year.

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!

Contact

Baz Perry
Agriculture and Food Systems Team Leader
ebs20@cornell.edu
(607) 272-2292 ext. 131

Last updated September 24, 2021