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Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor | Richard A. Ball, Commissioner
 
   
Jola Szubielski 518-457-0752
Mark Bordeau 607-766-3925


September 20, 2017

Updated - Media Advisory: New York State Kicks Off NY Thursdays Locally Sourced School Lunch Program

WHAT:

New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets joins Broome Tioga BOCES to kick off the very first locally sourced NY Thursdays lunch program in Upstate New York.

With support from the State’s Farm-to-School Program, five districts in Broome and Tioga Counties will serve food sourced from Southern Tier farms and processors to their more than 10,000 students.  The Farm-to-School Program supports the region’s Southern Tier Soaring economic development plan.

WHEN:
Thursday, September 21, 10:30 a.m.
** A 100% local lunch will follow at Noon **
WHERE:
Tioga Central School District Athletic Field
27 Fifth Avenue
Tioga Center, NY (signs will direct to fields)
WHO:
NYS Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball
Senator Fred Akshar
Broome County Executive Jason Garnar
Mark Bordeau, Sr. Food Service Dir., Broome Tioga BOCES
Tioga Central School District Superintendent Scot Taylor
Mike Harris, Owner Lone Maple Farms
Sam Lupo, Owner Sam A. Lupo & Sons, Inc.
Erin Summerlee, Food and Health Network Director, Rural Health Network of South Central New York

* Please RSVP to Jola Szubielski at Jola.Szubielski@agriculture.ny.gov or 518-457-0752 *


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