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There has never been a better time to buy local! The Tray Team is here to support you in utilizing micro-purchase thresholds, geographic preference, seasonal recipes and building relationships with CT farms.

Tray can help you:

  • Source CT Grown food from local farms
  • Serve a local food taste test in your cafeteria
  • Celebrate local food with communications support, outreach materials, and educational Seasonal Campaigns
  • Maximize your Local Food for Schools Incentive Program dollars to bring CT Grown to your cafeteria

Reach out to Abby at  to get started.

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Funding Opportunities

The Local Food For Schools Incentive Program (LFSIP) provides money to increase schools’ purchases of local and regional foods from socially disadvantaged farmers, producers, and small businesses. We can answer questions about utilizing micro-purchase threshold, geographic preference, access to information on local farms, and facilitate relationship development.

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