Times Union: Grant to fund more fresh food in Saratoga Springs schools
The Saratoga Springs City School District, in partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County and Pitney Meadows Community Farm, will receive a state Farm to School grant to connect the school cafeteria and the students it serves with farmers and their locally produced foods.
The aim is to strengthen local agriculture, improve student health and promote regional food awareness. The grant will increase the amount and variety of local farm products on school menus and help to purchase equipment for food preparation. The district will work with Pitney Meadows Community Farm to plan on what to grow for the student menu.
The program will be introduced at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the Board of Education meeting at the Saratoga Springs High School Teaching Auditorium. Read more...