Daily Gazette: Grant will expand Saratoga Farm-to-School food program
CAPITAL REGION -- Produce grown at Pitney Meadows Community Farm in Saratoga Springs will be going to more school districts next fall thanks to a $100,000 state grant announced on Tuesday.
The grant will pay for a commercial freezer and other needs so that the non-profit farm can provide produce to the Galway, Corinth and Schuylerville school systems, as well as Saratoga Springs.
The grant, channeled through Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County, was one among $1.5 million in Farm-to-School project grants awarded to 16 projects across the state. There was $300,000 awarded to three projects in the Capital Region, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced.
"This is a win-win that provides students with nutritious meals while also strengthening New York farms," Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said in announcing the funding. "I'm proud to see the growth of this initiative that will also help encourage healthy habits in every corner of this great state." Read more...