Grow Tray Planting at Indian River Schools

Grow Tray Planting at Indian River Schools

School students grow their own lettuce

School students grow their own lettuce

Student-grown lettuce on its way to the cafeteria!

Student-grown lettuce on its way to the cafeteria!

Salads for lunch!

Salads for lunch!

Farm to School Program

Connecting Farms and Schools

Farm to School Program

Together with local school districts and community partners, we are planning and implementing farm to school programs with the ultimate goal of providing an appreciation for fresh, local, nutritious food, while simultaneously benefiting the community and local farmers.

Grant partnerships: CCE partnered with Indian River Central School and Watertown City School District to write and Coordinate USDA Planning Grants.
School gardens: Master Gardeners help grow gardens with produce that can be used in school meal programs.
Monthly Harvest: Eat Smart New York educators bring nutrition lessons, food demonstrations and samples of seasonal recipes to North Country schools.
Ag Literacy Week: Each year CCE coordinates volunteers in 2nd grade classrooms throughout Jefferson County to share a story and activity that promotes NY agriculture.
Ag Extravaganza: Fall event aimed at helping 4th graders develop an appreciation for local agriculture. 
NNY Food Hub: Connects local growers to schools and other institutions and helps them build their business to meet the growing demand for local foods.

Contact

Amanda Root
Nutrition, Health & Parenting Issue Leader
Arr27@cornell.edu
(315) 788-8450 ext. 273

Last updated January 29, 2018