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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:

  • Serve a CT Grown Taste Tests in your Cafeteria

  • Support you in Connecting with Local Farms

  • Provide Communications & Outreach Materials for Promotion & Education

Our seasonal campaigns will help you further celebrate farm-to-school in the cafeteria, and we offer a suite of materials to download or order.

Reach out to Abby at  to get started

Maximize your Local Food for Schools Incentive Program dollars to bring CT Grown to your cafeteria - the Tray team is here to help you with LFSIP!



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Find Farms Near You with our Farm to School Directory!

This map features farms that have expressed interest and have the ability to work with school districts.

If you would like support in reaching out to a farmer, or if you have any questions about local procurement, Please email

Shannon at


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We offer a suite of educational materials to K-12 public schools and Early Care providers. The materials are most suited for 2-12 years old.

Materials include posters and stickers corresponding to various products that are in season throughout the year in Connecticut. School that have taken the Put Local on Your Tray Pledge receive these for free, but you also have the option to download PDFs of our images.

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Tray Resources


    USDA Resources:

    National Farm to School Resources

    Other Great Partner Resources


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