The buildings in 18 local school districts and the Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES will participate in New York Food Day on Thursday, May 31, with all of the National School Lunch Program kitchens will serve a menu featuring New York grown, processed and produced items.
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.
In addition to Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES, the following component districts will also participate in the evernt: Clinton, Frankfort-Schuyler, Herkimer, Mount Markham, New York Mills, New Hartford, Oriskany, Owen D. Young, Poland, Remsen, Richfield Springs, Sauquoit Valley, Waterville and Westmoreland.