As part of the nationwide Farm to School initiative, Shulman has created a program to sell potatoes and local vegetables to Long Island school districts, in addition to educating the children about local farms and produce.
Working with the NYS Department of Ag and Markets and the Long Island schools, Shulman developed and is packing a special bag of potatoes for school chefs/cooks to incorporate Long Island potatoes into their lunches. See below press release.
Shulman is also now selling Long Island corn, cabbage, turnips, cauliflower, broccoli, hard squash, and kale to the school districts on Long Island.
Additionally, we have addes NYS Apples, pears, cabbage and onions to the list for the schools to purchase.
During the 2014-2015 school year we sold over 70,000 lbs of produce to the participating school districts.
This is a wonderful educational program, teaching our children and their educators not only about eating healthy food but about the farms and agriculture on Long Island.
Each year we add new items to the list of produce offered to the schools--most recently it has been kale and hard squashes.
Additionally we encourage the Food Service Directors to try new recipes (supplied by Diane) and give us feedback with regards to how they were received by their students.
Buy local, stay vocal!