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BOCES, Local School Wrap Up National Farm to School Month with New York Food Day

The school districts in the Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES Food Service program as well as Whitesboro and Vernon-Verona-Sherrill will participate in a New York Food Day on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, a partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oneida County. All of the buildings in 16 school districts, plus the OHM BOCES, will be serving a menu featuring locally grown, processed and produced items.NY Food Day


The menu for the day will feature cheese quesadillas, Halloween beans, local garden salad, local apples, New York state milk and yogurt.


“Hosting New York Food Days in our local schools has been a wonderful way to introduce our students to the great taste and health benefits of locally grown and produced foods,” said Kate Dorr, OHM BOCES assistant school lunch director and registered dietitian nutritionist. “By providing access to nutritious, high-quality, local food, we’re creating an opportunity to educate students about food, health, agriculture and nutrition, while also strengthening the local economy.”


Partnering farms and businesses include: Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oneida County, Byrne Dairy, Carlo Masi Sons and Daughter, Common Thread CSA, Cuba Cheese Shoppe, Gianforte Farm, Radicle Farm and Zennyll Farm.


The event coincides with the last day of National Farm to School Month, a month-long celebration created in 2010 by The National Farm to School Network to enrich the connection schools and students have with fresh, healthy food and local food producers.


What:                           New York Food Day


When & Where:         Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, during lunch periods


OHM BOCES:             Clinton CSD

                                    Frankfort-Schuyler CSD

                                    Herkimer 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

                                    Westmoreland CSD

                                    Whitesboro CSD