Good Food in Schools

Poughkeepsie Farm Project embarked on its Farm to School work in 2013 as part of a collaborative project funded by the USDA. Our partnership with Poughkeepsie City School District has successfully introduced more fresh local produce into school meals and has started shifting the culture of food among students, faculty, staff, and families.

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In Schools

We provide educational activities that support healthy food choices by transforming students’ understanding of the tremendous benefits of locally grown nutritious produce as a key component of a healthy diet. In classrooms, we teach lessons on nutrition and food systems, and we facilitate cooking workshops. Our educators visit cafeterias and expose students to fresh local foods.

Classroom Visits

September - June
45 minute - 2 hour sessions

CONTACT

Phone: 845-516-1100 x4                                                  
Email: learning@farmproject.org

FEEs

Free for Poughkeepsie City School District. Registration covered through grant funding.
Outside of PCSD, please inquire about fees.

Scholarships may be available.

On the Farm

Positive, firsthand and interactive experiences help youth connect to their bodies, healthy food, the natural environment, and learning. As a part of Farm to School, students learn about sustainability, plant biology, nutrition and life cycles through farm tours, garden projects, lessons, games and cooking workshops.

FEEs

Free for Poughkeepsie City School District. Registration covered through grant funding.
Outside of PCSD: $10 per student (min $100 per visit)

Scholarships may be available.

Farm Visits

April - October
9:30AM-11:30AM

CONTACT

Phone: 845-516-1100 x4                                                  
Email: learning@farmproject.org