Technical Assistance

We are excited to welcome 26 CT School Districts to our SY 2023-2024 Put Local On Your Tray Cohort. These districts have taken the Pledge to put local on THEIR trays, and will be working with the Tray Team this year to complete goals in sourcing local products, serving fresh foods in cafeterias, celebrating CT farms, and building Farm to School Teams. Welcome to our districts!

Ashford Public Schools Manchester Public Schools Norwalk Public Schools Stonington Public Schools
Cheshire Public Schools Mansfield Public Schools & Region 19 Old Saybrook Public Schools Vernon Public Schools
Coventry & Andover Public Schools Middletown Public Schools Plainville Community Schools Waterford Public Schools
East Hampton Public Schools New Britain Public Schools Region 9 (Easton/Redding) Watertown Public Schools
East Hartford Public Schools New Haven Public Schools RSD 15 (Middlebury/Southbury) Willington Public Schools
Fairfield Public Schools New London Public Schools RSD 8 (Hebron, Andover, Marlborough)
Lebanon Public Schools  New Milford Public Schools Southington Public Schools

Of these 26 districts, eight will be taking a Deep Dive with Tray’s Farm to School Specialist, Sherlene Rodriguez,, each developing Value Statements, in-depth Action Plans, and agreements to bring Farm to School to a deeper level in their districts. These eight districts include Coventry & Andover, East Hampton, Manchester, Mansfield, New London, Plainville, Vernon, and Watertown.

Put Local On Your Tray is honored to offer our school districts defined Technical Assistance to Source, Serve, and Celebrate Local Food! If you are interested in learning more or becoming a member of the SY 2024/2025 Cohort, please reach out to Campaign Coordinator, Abby DuBois, at


Stay tuned as we work expand our goals to include a Farmer Cohort and ECE Cohort. Reach out to Shannon Raider-Ginsburg at if you are interested in a Farmer or ECE Cohort!