Explore these resources for finding and procuring local foods for school meals. See the 30% NY Initiative page for more local food procurement resources.
A collection of products that qualify for the 30% NY Initiative, and are widely available for purchase.
A toolkit for developing bids and procuring local food in New York State from NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets.
Support for institutions starting or scaling up purchases of food grown in New York.
A source for farm to school procurement policies and guidance from the NYS Department of Education Child Nutrition. You can also download a sample small purchase form and purchase process and informal bid quote worksheets.
Resources from USDA Food and Nutrition Service designed to "help ensure child nutrition program operators have the resources and knowledge necessary to incorporate local foods into their day-to-day operations."
A guide for school nutrition professionals created by the USDA.
A map of NYS produce auction locations with contact information. Produce auctions invite growers to market their products through open competitive bidding.
Webinars by the USDA Food and Nutrition Services.