Farm to Preschool
As we close out the fifth season of Long Island Farm to Preschool, we are incredibly grateful to all the families, staff, and community members that helped to make our program a success. We were able to run our farm stand this summer for 14 weeks, and help Farmer Casmo earn over $2,000. We are so proud to see our dollars kept local, to support small farmers, and to provide better access to fresh, local produce right here on Long Island. This season we brought our program to Kiddie Academy of Islip in Islip Terrace. We provided hands on nutrition education lessons to the Pre-K students in the spring, and also helped the center plant a new vegetable container garden near the playground. Next year Long Island Farm to Preschool will be moving on again to a new location, so please keep in touch with us via Facebook or sign up for our email newsletter. We will keep you posted on winter happenings and where to find us next summer. Thanks again to everyone involved, and we wish all of you a very happy and healthy fall and winter!
Long Island Farm to Preschool is funded through a SNAP-ed grant from the New York State Department of Health and aims to increase access to locally-grown fruits and vegetables for underserved areas of Long Island.
Newsletters from the 2018 Farm to Preschool Season:
Recipes from the 2018 Farm to Preschool Season!
Winter Greens Recipes - Week of September 24th
Peppers Recipes - Week of September 17th
Green Bean Recipes - Week of September 10th
Plum Recipes - Week of September 3rd
Peach Recipes - Week of August 20th
Beans Recipe - Week of August 13th
Cabbage Recipe - Week of August 6th
Squash Recipes - Week of July 30th
Cucumbers Recipe - Week of July 23rd
Beets Recipe- Week of July 16th
Lettuce Recipe - Week of July 9th
Radish Recipes - Week of July 2nd
Fruit & Spinach Salad - Week of June 25th
Recipes from the 2017 Farm to Preschool Season!
Rita's Pickled Radishes- Week of June 19th
Red Pepper & White Bean Salad- Week of June 26th
Glazed Beets and Greens- Week of July 3rd
Leafy Greens Salad with Apple Dressing- Week of July 10th
Braised Carrots and Tomatoes- Week of July 17th
Succotash Salad- Week of July 24th
Zucchini Spaghetti- Week of July 31st
Blueberry Thyme Salad- Week of August 7th
Cucumber Dip with Pita Chips- Week of August 14th
Lettuce and Chickpea Salad- Week of August 21st
Stewed Cabbage- Week of August 28th
Strawberry Pepper Salsa- Week of September 4th
Butternut Squash with Collard Greens- Week of September 11th
Potato Corn Soup- Week of September 18th
Sweet Potato & Apple Stir-Fry- Week of September 25th
Check out healthy recipes to try at home
from the 2016 Farm to Preschool Season!
Greek Salad - Week of June 27th
Citrus Splashed Beets - Week of July 4th
Summer Squash and White Bean Salad - Week of July 11th
Peach Compote - Week of July 18th
Radish Stir-Fry - Week of July 25th
Carrot Confetti Salad - Week of August 1st
Fresh Corn Polenta - Week of August 8th
Plum Cucumber Salad - Week of August 15th
Okra and Tomatoes - Week of August 22nd
Black Bean Dip - Week of August 29th
Raw Corn Salad - Week of September 5th
Smashed Potatoes with Kale- Week of September 12th
Applesauce- Week of September 19th
Sweet Potato and Red Bean Chili- Week of September 26th
Long Island Farm to Preschool's mission is to increase access to fresh fruits and vegetables for parents/caregivers, staff, and the surrounding communities of child care centers on Long Island. Long Island Farm to Preschool is part of the SNAP-Ed funded childhood obesity prevention initiative Eat Well Play Hard in Child Care Centers and is administered by the NYS Department of Health, Child and Adult Care Food Program.
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Farm to Preschool Season 3 Photos
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