NY Thursdays bring fresh local foods to schools

NY Thursdays bring fresh local foods to school lunches
Posted on 10/17/2019

October is National Farm to School Month and our students have been able to enjoy locally sourced food from across New York State in their school lunches. The Farm to School Program works to increase the use of local foods in school meals, drive economic development, integrate education in the cafeteria, classroom and community, and empower students through involvement in their local food system.

Broome Tioga BOCES Food Service Director Annie Hudock said that Binghamton has expanded the program this year with a variety of New York State items being offered daily such as romaine lettuce for salads from Headwater Food Hub, Byrne Diary milk, Russell Farms apples and AgBotic baby beet roots and baby radishes.

“We have a few new NY Thursday menu items rolling out this year and we can’t wait to see how the students like them,” Hudock said.

This New York State Thursday, students across the district enjoyed a chicken burrito bowl, crunchy slaw, pears, concord grape juice and milk all fresh, local and from NY Farms.

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