For the past two years, Cassadaga Valley Central School has participated in the Chautauqua County Farm to School Grant Program. This program was made possible through funding by the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation. The goal of the program is to improve the health and agricultural literacy of students by conducting a countywide Farm to School Project, with each school developing a Farm to School Sustainability Plan, purchasing and providing at least one locally grown crop in their cafeteria. Cassadaga Valley has been a recipient of this grant for two years and has worked closely with the Anderson Farms in Sinclairville. The school district introduced butternut squash last school year to the students. This year, the cafeteria has brought in fresh string beans and corn on the cob. The students helped husk the corn and each received stickers that said "I tried it" after eating the veggies at lunch. Pictured are the classes of Mrs. Bentley, Mrs. Askin and Mrs Ridgway after a husking bee.