February 4, 2011
The Traveling Lunch Ladies programs that brought fresh,
locally-grown vegetables to students at Middleburgh Elementary
School last fall has won the statewide NY School Nutrition
Association - NY Farms Partnership Award for 2010.
The award, sponsored by the Schoharie Valley Farm to School
Project and the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets, was
presented during a ceremony in Colonie on Jan. 31 by Ag and
Markets Commissioner Darrel Aubertine.
The program is a collaboration of the food service directors
at Middleburgh, Cobleskill-Richmondville, Berne-Knox-Westerlo,
Gilboa-Conesbille, Schoharie, Sharon Springs and Schalmont
school districts. The six food service directors traveled to
each other's schools, dressed as chefs and served fresh
vegetables to children during lunch.Children were then surveyed
about their preferences and the program.
Here is information about the
program's award (PDF).
about Middleburgh's Traveling Lunch Ladies program.