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BOCES, Local School Districts to Participate in New York Food Day

The buildings in 18 local school districts and the Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES will participate in New York Food Day on Thursday, May 31, 2018. All of the National School Lunch Program kitchens will serve a menu featuring New York grown, processed and produced items.local food day


To celebrate the Mohawk Valley Farm to School Initiative and the recent adoption of the “No Student Goes Hungry” legislation, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oneida County in cooperation with OHM BOCES and participating school districts, would like to invite elected officials and local media for lunch from 12:45-1:05 p.m. at the Memorial Park Elementary School in Waterville, 145 Bacon Street East, Waterville, N.Y. A press conference will take place upon completion of the lunch period.


This is the third in a series of Mohawk Valley Farm to School events. The menu for the day will feature all beef, all local (Oneida and Madison counties) hot dogs, Utica grown microgreens, Allegany County cheddar cheese, local apples and New York state milk and yogurt.


“New York Food Day showcases amazing foods that are grown and produced right here in the Mohawk Valley,” said Kate Dorr, OHM BOCES assistant school lunch director and registered dietitian nutritionist. “School lunch is a forum to introduce students to healthy eating habits and an opportunity to strengthen the local agricultural economy.”


Partnering farms and businesses include: Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oneida County, VVS FFA, Radicle Green Farm, van Lieshout Dairy, Curtin Dairy, Seneca Foods, Cuba Cheese Shoppe, Purdy and Sons Foods, New York Custom Processing, Chobani, Smith Packing, Carlo Masi Sons and Daughter, Byrne Dairy, New York Bakery and Bimbo Bakery.


What:                           New York Food Day

When & Where:          Thursday, May 31, 2018, during lunch periods

                                    OHM BOCES

                                    Clinton CSD

                                    Frankfort-Schuyler CSD

                                    Herkimer CSD

                                    Holland Patent CSD

                                    Mt. Markham CSD

                                    New York Mills Union Free School

                                    New Hartford CSD

                                    Oriskany CSD

                                    Owen D. Young CSD

                                    Poland CSD

                                    Remsen CSD

                                    Richfield Springs CSD

                                    Sauquoit Valley CSD

                                    Vernon-Verona-Sherrill CSD

                                    Waterville CSD – Memorial Park Elementary School, 145 Bacon Street East

                                    Westmoreland CSD   

                                    Whitesboro CSD