ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The New York Governor’s Office announced 10 schools that are participating in a grape-to-school pilot program.

The program will introduce students to New York-grown Concord grape juice to promote state agriculture and expand locally sourced products on school menus.

The districts taking part in the Grape-to-School pilot program include:

  • Beacon Central School District, City of Beacon, Dutchess County
  • Buffalo Public Schools, City of Buffalo, Erie County
  • Hamburg Central School District, Town of Hamburg, Erie County
  • Maine Endwell Central School District, Broome County
  • Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES, Oneida, Herkimer, and Madison counties
  • The Renaissance Charter School, Queens
  • Schoharie Central School District Town of Schoharie, Schoharie County
  • Sidney Central School District, Town of Sidney, Delaware County
  • Whitesboro Central School District, Village of Whitesboro, Oneida County
  • Windsor Central School District, Town of Windsor, Broome County

New York State is the nation’s second largest Concord grape producer, with approximately 30,000 acres of grape vineyards located along the belt.