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Farm 2 Preschool

Farm to Preschool

Eat Well Play Hard in Child Care Settings (EWPHCCS) Farm to Preschool connects preschool children in child care centers, their parents, and caregivers with local farmers and their produce.

In addition to fresh local produce, EWPHCCS Farm to Preschool also offers food tastings, recipe demonstrations, and educational materials on buying and using local produce. Accepted forms of payment include WIC Fruit and Vegetable checks, Farmers Market Nutrition Program checks, Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards, credit cards and cash.

This Farm to Preschool Initiative is provided at no cost as it is funded by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education and Obesity Prevention Program (SNAP-Ed).

Farm to Preschool participation begins with preschool classroom gardening lessons, vegetable and fruit tastings, and planting, maintaining, and harvesting a center garden. During the summer there is a weekly farm market along with a recipe demonstration by the Farm to Preschool Coordinator for children, families, staff, and the surrounding community.

Child Care Council offers this program in 17 Western NY counties including Monroe, Wayne, Livingston, Erie, Niagara, Chautauqua, Alleghany, Cattaraugus, Genesee, Orleans, Wyoming, Ontario, Yates, Steuben, Schuyler, Seneca, Chemung.

Contact Laurie Haley, Director of Nutrition Services to see if your child care center is eligible to participate. Call (585) 654-4753 or email [email protected]

This material was funded by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-SNAP. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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