For local farmers, selling produce to school cafeterias can be difficult.
The health requirements are stringent, and school kitchens are used to at
least semi-processed ingredients. But now farms can get funding to do some
of the cleaning and processing directly, through mini grants.
The mini grants are a subset of the Drive for 25 Farm to School grant,
started in 2016 by the Adirondack North Country Association, with funding
obtained by Assemblywoman Addie A.E. Jenne, D-Theresa.