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Your June Monthly Harvest from NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets is here!


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๐“˜๐“ท ๐“ฝ๐“ฑ๐“ฒ๐“ผ ๐“ฒ๐“ผ๐“ผ๐“พ๐“ฎ:
โ€ข Statewide News
โ€ข Taste NY Updates
โ€ข NYS Grown & Certified Updates
โ€ข Funding Opportunities
โ€ข Spotlight: New York Products Featured at PGA Championship in Rochester

๐——๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—–๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐——๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐— ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ต ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฒ!
Itโ€™s officially one of our favorite months of the year โ€“ known to most as โ€œJune,โ€ but to us, more importantly โ€“ as Dairy Month! Starting with World Milk Day on June 1, Dairy Month provides us all an opportunity to recognize our tremendous dairy farmers and dairy manufacturers who are producing and processing some of the very best dairy products in the world. Dairy is the largest single segment of New Yorkโ€™s agricultural industry, boasting nearly 3,200 dairy farms, from major global processing companies to small, family-run operations. Plus, New York is the nationโ€™s fifth largest producer of milk, which is also our stateโ€™s official drink!

At the Department, we are looking forward to spotlighting New Yorkโ€™s dairy industry all month long by highlighting the sustainability practices of New York dairy producers and processors, as well as the public health work of the Departmentโ€™s Milk Control and Dairy Services team, through some exciting opportunities and events! Commissioner Ball kicked off the celebration with a visit to Castleton Elementary School on June 1 for the first event in our Dairy Education Days series, which brings members of the Department to elementary schools across the state to [โ€ฆ]

June 7th, 2023|Categories: External posts, Grants, Job postings, Newsletters|

Farm School NYC May Newsletter


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๐—™๐—ฆ๐—ก๐—ฌ๐—– ๐—•๐—ผ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐——๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐—ก๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐—–๐—น๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐— ๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฒ๐˜๐—ต!
Will you help Farm School NYC cultivate a powerful Board of Directors? Nominate someone you know whose values align with Farm School NYCโ€™s! We are looking for board members with experience in foundation fundraising, accounting, human resources, individual giving, and conflict resolution. If they have these skills (or many more), please, nominate them (or yourself) today!

Watch the info session linked on this page and reach out to for more information about duties, commitment, or process of becoming a board member. We are excited to see who you nominate and hope you are ready to vote soon!

๐—–๐—ถ๐˜๐˜†๐˜„๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—บ ๐—จ๐—ฝ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ
Our Citywide Carpentry course kept students and faculty on their toes this month. From having to pivot and accommodate for rained-on lumber and cancelled class to coming together via carpooling to the Soundview area of the Bronx, students began building Miss Carrolโ€™s Gardenโ€™s first three-bin compost system. We thank our site host Che and course co-facilitators, Kitty and Sea. Students are pictured above measuring and joining ends to build a compost bin frame.

๐—ฃ๐˜‚๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฐ ๐—–๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—ข๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ป!
Are you interested in putting your values into practice as a facilitator? In Facilitation, a three-week in-person course, we practice planning curriculum and lesson plans for a wide range of audiences. Learn about education pedagogies and various approaches for student-centered learning. This [โ€ฆ]

May 16th, 2023|Categories: Events, External posts, Job postings, Newsletters|

Farm School NYC April Newsletter


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๐—ง๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ง๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€
After over eight years of dedicated service at Farm School NYC, Onika Abraham has decided to step down as Executive Director and will transition out of her role at the end of May 2023. She is excited to pursue a new leadership opportunity in the environmental and nature education and equity space. Read more about her journey and the impact of Onikaโ€™s leadership in strengthening our community in this letter from our Board of Directors. If youโ€™d like to express gratitude, please email her to share memories and sentiments. We are also excited to announce that our organization will shift to a less hierarchical model. Our team will continue to report on this new phase of our work as it emerges.

๐—™๐—ฆ๐—ก๐—ฌ๐—– ๐—•๐—ผ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐——๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐—ก๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ป!
FSNYC is currently seeking passionate individuals to join our community-led board. Our unique board approach allows our community to vote for members committed to the cause and invested in the solution. Please help us build a strong board that can support the success of Farm School NYC.

If you are passionate about serving a community with social justice and food sovereignty at its core, we encourage you to consider running for a position on our board!

As current board member Kelly McLane said, โ€œThis has been a wonderful opportunity to gain hands-on experience in board leadership during the first iteration [โ€ฆ]

April 19th, 2023|Categories: Events, External posts, Grants, Job postings, Newsletters|

Complete 2023 Stellar Farmers Markets Educator Job Postings from NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene


The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is seeking highly motivated, energetic individuals to join our Stellar Farmers Markets (SFM) team!

We are seeking temporary, part-time educators to engage the public with free, bilingual nutrition workshops and cooking demonstrations at farmers markets throughout New York City. These positions are a great way to gain skills in public speaking, facilitation, and community engagement. Nutrition, Culinary and Bilingual Educators will work as a team to deliver workshops. Head Educators will plan and facilitate team meetings, support virtual partner workshops, and assist with additional coordination tasks and implement workshops, as needed.

Please see below for links to online job descriptions and applications. This position will be hired through a staffing agency.

โ€ข Head Nutrition Educator
โ€ข Head Culinary Educator
โ€ข Nutrition Educators
โ€ข Bilingual Educators (Bengali, Mandarin/Cantonese, Spanish
โ€ข Culinary Educators

๐™‰๐™ค๐™ฉ๐™š: ๐™๐™๐™š ๐™จ๐™ช๐™œ๐™œ๐™š๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™™ ๐™™๐™š๐™–๐™™๐™ก๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™–๐™ฅ๐™ฅ๐™ก๐™ฎ ๐™ž๐™จ ๐˜ผ๐™ฅ๐™ง๐™ž๐™ก 21๐™จ๐™ฉ, ๐™ฅ๐™ก๐™š๐™–๐™จ๐™š ๐™™๐™ž๐™จ๐™ง๐™š๐™œ๐™–๐™ง๐™™ ๐™ก๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™ ๐™š๐™™ ๐™Ÿ๐™ค๐™— ๐™ฅ๐™ค๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ๐™จ ๐™จ๐™ช๐™œ๐™œ๐™š๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™™ ๐™™๐™š๐™–๐™™๐™ก๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™š๐™จ.


April 18th, 2023|Categories: External posts, Job postings|

Farm School NYC March Newsletter


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๐—–๐—ถ๐˜๐˜†๐˜„๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—บ ๐—จ๐—ฝ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ
The Propagation course is in full swing with students learning about seeds and the needs of plants during the earliest stages of life. Together via Zoom, theyโ€™ve started various seeds at home and in-person. Classes at Sunset Parkโ€™s Brooklyn Grange and the L.E.S Girls Club will introduce an array of propagation methods, materials, and grow sites. We thank our hosts Jane (FSNYC grad and facilitator), Vargas (FSNYC grad), and Jennifer (current FSNYC student).

๐—–๐—ผ๐—บ๐—บ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—–๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฟ
โ€ข ๐™Ž๐™ ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐˜พ๐™ค๐™ก๐™ค๐™ง ๐™ค๐™› ๐™Ž๐™ค๐™ž๐™ก: ๐˜ฝ๐™ก๐™–๐™˜๐™  ๐™€๐™–๐™ง๐™ฉ๐™ ๐™’๐™ž๐™จ๐™™๐™ค๐™ข
Join Soul Fire Farmโ€™s Leah Penniman and Farm School NYC director Onika Abraham as they discuss the Black food justice activists reviving the ancestral and ancient practice of listening to the earth for guidance. The discussion is in-person at Farm to People in Brooklyn on Saturday, March 18th, at 4 pm. To attend this event, you must purchase tickets in advance. Learn more and purchase tickets.

โ€ข ๐™๐™ง๐™š๐™š ๐™ˆ๐™ค๐™ซ๐™š๐™ข๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ ๐™’๐™ค๐™ง๐™ ๐™จ๐™๐™ค๐™ฅ
This workshop covers better body mechanics and movement patterns to decrease injury potential, increase efficiency and extend career longevity. Time will be spent practicing four basic movement patterns: hinge, squat, push and pull, kneeling patterns, rotation, and core stability. Participants will leave with tips to improve their overall movement health + wellness.
Join in person on Friday, April 21st, 3-5 pm.
Movement Workshops are free of cost to farmers in New York.
Register here!

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March 16th, 2023|Categories: Events, External posts, Job postings, Newsletters|

March enews from GardenShare


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๐—”๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ป!
GardenShare is happy to share that Bonus Bucks applications are open!
If you, or someone you know, would like to take advantage of the bounty of local food that St. Lawrence County has to offer, but find it hard to stretch your food dollars to purchase, we may be able to help!
Apply Here!

๐—œ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—™๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐—ถ๐˜ & ๐—ฉ๐—ฒ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—œ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ฆ๐—Ÿ๐—–
Registration Extended to March 8th
Our GardenShare intern, Marli, is currently recruiting for her intervention study through her Masterโ€™s program at SUNY Oneonta. The goals of the study are to increase fruit and vegetable intake and knowledge of our Bonus Bucks program.

Online sessions will be 30-60 minutes long. Those who complete the study, (including a pre-test, three Zoom sessions, and a post-test) will receive $30 of Bonus Bucks tokens to purchase local fruits and vegetables. If youโ€™re interested in participating, register here!

๐—™๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐—”๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—œ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ฝ ๐—ข๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜๐˜†!
In collaboration with No Kid Hungry, GardenShare is looking for a local college student for our Farmers Market Ambassador internship this summer. The Farmers Market Ambassador will primarily focus on and be responsible for the SNAP/EBT outreach at St. Lawrence County Farmers Markets. This is a paid position that starts June 5 and ends August 11, 2023.

Interested applicants must apply online at

๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ธ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ž๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฟ๐˜†๐—ป ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜†!
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March 9th, 2023|Categories: Events, External posts, Job postings, Newsletters|

Your March Monthly Newsletter from NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets is here!


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๐“˜๐“ท ๐“ฃ๐“ฑ๐“ฒ๐“ผ ๐“˜๐“ผ๐“ผ๐“พ๐“ฎ:
โ€ข Statewide News
โ€ข Taste NY Updates
โ€ข NYS Grown & Certified Updates
โ€ข Funding Opportunities
โ€ข Spotlight: Intergrow Greenhouses
โ€ข Job Opportunities

๐—” ๐— ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—บ ๐—–๐—ผ๐—บ๐—บ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—•๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น: ๐—ฆ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ช๐—ฎ๐˜†!
As we turn the corner into March, Iโ€™m once again reminded of the sense of optimism and excitement the start of a new growing season always brings. Every year, March helps us kick off the growing season with the sweet, first agricultural crop of the year, maple! New York is home to the largest resource of tappable maple trees in the U.S. and our hardworking producers help make our state second in the nation for production. New York has a long history with the delicious crop, whose discovery and production dates to early Native American tribes. While maple production has become more streamlined and efficient over time, the process remains deeply rooted in tradition as a beloved community endeavor. On March 18 and 19, and March 25 and 26, maple farms across the state will welcome visitors for Maple Weekends, inviting them to taste pure maple syrup right from the source, partake in pancake breakfasts and take tours, experiencing firsthand what itโ€™s like to make maple syrup. I encourage you to read below to find out more on how to support our maple producers this month and all year long.

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March 9th, 2023|Categories: Events, External posts, Grants, Job postings, Newsletters|

Farm School NYC February Newsletter


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๐—–๐—ถ๐˜๐˜†๐˜„๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—บ ๐—จ๐—ฝ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ
Our Food Justice course with Farmer Yon wrapped last month with a visit to the Magnolia Tree Earth Center and Hattie Carthan Community Garden, where students shared stories and analyzed the impacts of community food organizing in the neighborhood. Huddling around the fire and petting chickens, it was the studentsโ€™ first time together in-person since Orientation last fall.

This Black History Month, we urge you to support the Magnolia Tree Earth Center. โ€œMTEC represents a Black -founded, -owned, and -led institution whose mission is rooted in social justice.โ€ Learn more about the Magnolia Tree Earth Center and consider donating here.

Botany, co-facilitated by Gaby Pereyra and Jess Turner, is in full swing with students working through the challenge of balancing western and indigenous forms of plant knowledge.

๐—ฃ๐˜‚๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฐ ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—บ ๐—จ๐—ฝ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ
Know what youโ€™re planting this spring? Would you like to create a crop plan grounded in farmer wellness and environmental sustainability? Then consider registering for our Crop Planning offering!

This workshop series will provide a general overview of what factors, considerations, and information influence a crop plan. Each workshop focuses on a specific crop planning design skill and planning tool to reflect the diversity of existing practices that can be adapted according to the purpose and vision of your farm. Long-time FSNYC teachers Amara Ullauri, Larisa Jacobson, and Maggie Cheney will lead this class.

February 16th, 2023|Categories: Events, External posts, Grants, Job postings, Newsletters|

Farm School NYC New Year Newsletter


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๐—–๐—ถ๐˜๐˜†๐˜„๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—บ ๐—จ๐—ฝ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ
Students are in the midst of the Food Justice course with Farmer Yon. They are exploring the fundamentals of food justice and the history of various food justice battles. In this course, students dissect and analyze the fights for racial, economic, and environmental justice and how they impact our work. They now understand how food justice differs from food security and food sovereignty.
Farmer Yon has helped guide students in embodying food justice for nearly every cycle of the Citywide program. Farmer Yon looks forward to introducing this cohort to the Hattie Carthan Community Garden soon, where they can gather for various celebrations resulting in a year-round extension of Food Justice.

๐—ฃ๐˜‚๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฐ ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—บ ๐—จ๐—ฝ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ
Thinking about adding some animals to your farm? This six session course provides a foundation for raising animals with limited land. Our teacher Natalie will share her experiences with numerous animals on less than an acre, while guiding students to determine what animal might be right for you. This course covers how to get started raising poultry, rabbits, goats, and pigs. All classes will take place on zoom, with a possible in-person field trip after the course ends. Registration is now open!

๐—”๐—ฑ๐˜ƒ๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜† ๐—จ๐—ฝ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ
NYC has a new Urban county committee, and you can vote for its members! This committee will help urban producers understand USDA FSA programs and allow urban growers to be [โ€ฆ]

January 17th, 2023|Categories: Events, External posts, Job postings, Newsletters|

January eNews from GardenShare


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โ€ข ๐™๐™๐™–๐™ฃ๐™  ๐™”๐™ค๐™ช ๐™†๐™–๐™ฉ๐™๐™ง๐™ฎ๐™ฃ!
Joy and sorrow fill the GardenShare office. Kathryn Puleo will be transitioning to a new role at the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce this spring. This new opportunity presented itself and aligns with her long-term professional goals. As the farmers market manager for Canton, Gouverneur, and Potsdam, she was excited to take on the challenge of developing the new role within GardenShare. Iโ€™m sure she will continue to partner with and support the farmers markets and GardenShare family, and we wish her the best of luck in her new adventure. We will miss her, but feel so fortunate that we have had the opportunity to work with her and benefit from her many skills as we launched the Market Manager Coordinator model.

Carlene Doane, GardenShare Executive Director



โ€ข ๐™‚๐™ง๐™ค๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™‡๐™ค๐™˜๐™–๐™ก ๐™๐™–๐™ง๐™ข๐™š๐™ง๐™จ ๐™ˆ๐™–๐™ง๐™ ๐™š๐™ฉ
Looking for a good read?
Check out Kathrynโ€™s piece on Cornell Cooperative Extensionโ€™s Fruition Blog!

โ€ข ๐™’๐™šโ€™๐™ง๐™š ๐™ƒ๐™ž๐™ง๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ!
Farmers Market Manager/GardenShare Bookkeeper:
The Farmers Market Manager/GardenShare Bookkeeper will work closely with Canton, Gouverneur, and Potsdam Farmers Markets, GardenShareโ€™s staff, and volunteers. This person will oversee the day-to-day operation of the Canton, Gouverneur and Potsdam Farmers Markets. This includes an on-site presence (Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays) during market hours as well as working from the GardenShare office during non-market hours. In addition, this person will complete GardenShare bookkeeping duties.

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January 11th, 2023|Categories: Events, External posts, Job postings|

Your January Monthly Harvest from NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets is here!


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๐“˜๐“ท ๐“ฃ๐“ฑ๐“ฒ๐“ผ ๐“˜๐“ผ๐“ผ๐“พ๐“ฎ:
โ€ข Statewide News
โ€ข Taste NY Updates
โ€ข NYS Grown & Certified Updates
โ€ข Funding Opportunities
โ€ข Job Opportunities
โ€ข Spotlight: New York State Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Happy New Year, everyone! Another year has come and gone, and as we turn the page on 2022, Iโ€™d like to take a moment to reflect with gratitude on all that weโ€™ve accomplished during this busy, but productive year. I am grateful for the hard work and dedication of our agricultural community, the men and women who produce the good food we eat and who work to protect our animals, our land, and our natural resources. Together, we are developing a stronger, more resilient agricultural community for the years to come.

A year ago, we were still emerging from some of the most difficult months of a global public health crisis that highlighted stark inequities within our local food supply chain and debilitated our stateโ€™s economy. While we are still recovering from some of these lasting effects, I am proud of the work both our team here at the Department and all of you, our partners, did to rebuild and strengthen our industry over the last year.

As we usher in a new year, I am more optimistic than ever. I thank you for your partnership and look forward to another year of continued growth and success. I [โ€ฆ]

January 4th, 2023|Categories: External posts, Grants, Job postings, Newsletters|

WIC news from Hunger Solutions New York : Remote Services & CVB Boost, Primary Caregivers Social Media Toolkit, and More

๐—ช๐—œ๐—– ๐—ก๐—ฒ๐˜„๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐˜€

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WIC waivers, flexibilities and enhancements related to the COVID-19 pandemicโ€”including remote services and the Cash Value Benefit (CVB) increaseโ€”reduced barriers to participation and increased access to healthy food. Recent federal action has addressed these two essential, but temporary WIC flexibilities.

WIC remote services have been extended through at least mid-April 2023. As a result, WIC agencies may continue to enroll and serve participants through virtual appointments. These flexibilities are tied to the federal public health emergency (PHE). Health and Human Services Secretary, Xavier Becerra, guaranteed 60-daysโ€™ notice of the expiration of the PHE. Since WICโ€™s waivers are in place for an additional 90 days after expiration of the PHE, WIC providers will have five-monthsโ€™ notice between the announcement that the PHE will expire and the end of COVID-related waiver authorities.

As Congress continues to negotiate a government spending bill for federal fiscal year 2023, we remain hopeful that WICโ€™s temporary CVB fruit and vegetable benefit bump will be extended through September 30, 2023. Temporary CVB amounts are currently set at 50 percent of the recommended intake based on guidance from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) Dietary Guidelines for Americans, resulting in monthly CVB benefits of $25-49 per month each for eligible mothers and children. The benefit [โ€ฆ]

December 20th, 2022|Categories: External posts, Job postings, Newsletters|