Daily Gazette: Partnering with Pitney farm, Saratoga schools look to accelerate ‘farm-to-school’

SARATOGA SPRINGS -- Roasted tomato soup is on the menu at Saratoga Springs High School, and the tomatoes come from down the street.

After they ripen on the vines at Pitney Meadows Community Farm, the fresh tomatoes are picked, washed and delivered to the school less than a half-mile away. There the school’s kitchen staff cores, roasts and freezes the tomatoes. Once the rotating school lunch menu circles back around to the tomatoes soup, the cooks can unpack the frozen produce and cook up a batch of soup.


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