As part of the nationwide Farm to School initiative, in 2011 Shulman  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 started selling a limited number of school districts through the LI School Food Co op and were granted permission through Albany to sell all of Area K (all of the LI districts).

Shulman is also now selling Long Island corn, cabbage, turnips, cauliflower, broccoli, hard squash,  kale and strawberries to the school districts on Long Island.
Additionally, we have added NYS Apples, pears, cabbage and onions  and hard squash to the list for the schools to purchase.

Over the years we have sold over 70,000 lbs of produce during the school year 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. The schools are able to get direct deliveries in 2023-2024 with NYS Milk, a part of the 30% Initiative.

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.
Diane has spoken at forums  organized by NYS Ag. and Markets aimed at Food Service Directors and to members of the School Nutrition Association. individual district nutrition committees and more about this program.
 Buy local, stay vocal!