Saratoga Springs (N.Y.) schools chosen for farm-to-school lunch program

Program brings in local produce from farmers' market.

Oct. 29—The Saratoga Springs City School District’s commitment to incorporating nutritious, locally grown food into school menus is making a name for the district and its school food service director, Margaret Sullivan.

Cornell University’s Division of Nutritional Sciences has selected Sullivan to collaborate on a three-year farm-to-school project titled “Scaling Up Farm to School in New York State through Extension Educator Leadership.”

The school lunch program, which has been using locally grown foods for several years, recently received a $500 grant from Cornell for participation in the first year of the project, and additional grants will be given over the next two years.