DCSD to Participate in Farm to School Effort

DCSD to Participate in Farm to School Effort
Posted on 08/22/2019

Dryden Central School District is excited to be participating in Tompkins County Farm to School this upcoming school year! Tompkins County Farm to School is a collaborative effort involving New York farmers, school’s Child Nutrition Programs, and Tompkins County Cornell Cooperative Extension. The goal of Tompkins County Farm to School is to increase students’ consumption of healthy farm-fresh foods while supporting New York State farmers. Each month, students will have the opportunity to try recipes in their school’s cafeteria prepared with “Harvest of the Month” ingredients from local New York State farms. In addition to Harvest of the Month recipes, Dryden Central School District will be purchasing local foods from Headwater Food Hub and Slate Foods to serve in the school cafeteria. Headwater Food Hub will provide a variety of seasonally abundant New York fruits and vegetables from up to 180 farmers, and Slate Foods will provide New York beef. The long-term goal of Tompkins County Farm to School is to foster a collaborative food environment involving classrooms, the local community and one which supports local New York Farmers and healthy eating among school children. If you want to get more involved with this effort feel free to reach out to Chloe Boutelle (Tompkins County Cornell Cooperative Extension Farm to School Coordinator) at ceb367@cornell.edu or Darleen Serbaniewicz (Dryden Central School District Food Service Director) at dserban1@dryden.k12.ny.us.