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New York Council Visits Lenox Hill Neighborhood House

American Farmland Trust’s New York Council traveled to New York City this month to visit the Lenox Hill Neighborhood House with GrowNYC.  “Our visit was extremely educational,” said New York Council member Peter Ten Eyck. “We learned about the challenges foodservice workers are facing as they try to get fresh healthy produce out of the farm […]

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New York Farm Products Featured at State Procurement Trade Show

Last week’s 14th annual New York State Purchasing Forum and Trade Show, entitled “Planting Seeds Today for Tomorrow’s Success” included a special section showcasing New York agriculture for the first time in the event’s history. The trade show, hosted by the state Office of General Services at the Empire State Plaza in Albany, included 200 […]

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Crafting a Healthy Food Economy to Reduce Obesity

David Haight, New York State Director for American Farmland Trust (AFT), joined Tanya Fields of BLK Projek to present Healthy Food System, Healthy People, Healthy Economies at the Healthy Community Development Conference in Rochester last month. The conference was hosted by Designing a Strong and Healthy New York (DASH NY), a coalition coordinated by the New York Academy of […]

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American Farmland Trust Receives Grant To Expand Local Markets For Farmers Through Farm To Institution New York State Partnership

The Local Economies Project  of the New World Foundation has awarded American Farmland Trust (AFT) a grant of $200,000 to enable the Farm to Institution New York State (FINYS) partnership to create new economic opportunities for New York’s farmers while improving the health of New Yorkers by increasing the amount of locally grown food served in institutions. “The […]

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Remembering Tom Ferraro, Founder of Foodlink, Member of FINYS Leadership Team

Thomas Ferraro, founder of Foodlink, one of the nation’s first food banks, died on February 11. Tom served on the Farm to Institution New York State (FINYS)   Leadership Team. “Tom was a visionary,”  said Glenda Neff, FINYS Coordinator for American Farmland Trust. He believed that Foodlink’s assets – its warehouse, kitchens, trucks, and most of all […]

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