N.Y. begins grape-to-school pilot

The program will bring fresh, local Concord grape juice to 10 schools in the state.
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Ten schools throughout the state of New York will be serving Concord grape juice made from local grapes as part of the state's grape-to-school pilot.

The program was introduced by New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, who says it will build upon the state’s farm-to-school and No Student Goes Hungry initiatives while educating students about local agriculture. 

"This first-of-its-kind program will not only bring nutritious, locally grown Concord grapes to schoolchildren across the state, but will provide educational opportunities that allow them to learn more about New York's agricultural industries," Cuomo said in a statement.

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