Monday, April 1, 2013

Marketing Local Farm Products to Adirondack Innkeepers

innkeepers and farmersCornell Cooperative Extension is hosting two workshops in the Adirondack Region in April, designed to bring accommodations together with farmers with products for sale. The project’s goal is to give innkeepers and farmers a chance to meet, get acquainted, encourage transactions, and, finally, to promote these opportunities in the future in a systematic way.

Each Innkeeper will take home a gift basket that could include jams and jellies, processed meat and grain products, flowers and produce in-season, or any kind of product or information on agritourism or services from New York farms.

Adirondack Region Workshop Locations:

Tuesday, April 9th from 1-4 pm at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Warren County, 377 Schroon River Rd., Warrensburgh, NY. Register online or call CCE-Madison at (315) 684-3001 by April 5th.

Thursday, April 11th from 1-4 pm at Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County, 2043B State Highway 68, Canton, NY. Register online or call CCE-Madison at (315) 684-3001 by April 4th.

This project, which is administered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Madison County, is made possible through New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets and the Federal State Marketing Improvement Program at USDA.

To register for the workshops above, contact Karen Baase, CCE of Madison County, by calling (315) 684-3001 or emailing at kab21@cornell.edu . For further information, to discuss your interest if unable to attend and for future opportunities contact Teresa Whalen, Adirondack Harvest, by calling (518)-466-5497 or emailing at taawhalen@yahoo.com .

A PDF registration form for lodging properties can be downloaded as a pdf.

Project collaborators include the Empire State Bed & Breakfast Association, the NYS Small Scale Food Processors and NOFA-NY, assisted in the Adirondack Region by Adirondack Harvest, Adirondack North Country Association, Adirondack Regional Tourism Council, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Warren County, Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism of Essex County, Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce and Warren County Tourism. Once all workshops are complete, collaborators and key participants will gather to develop the next phase in building this marketing outlet.


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One Response

  1. Like many ‘problems’ there are already existing ‘solutions’

    This link to an extremely well written outback blog details an evolving ‘solution’, ‘augmented reality’ (thinbk QR codes but just using photos of the actual farmers, cheesemakers, bakers, et al instead of those funky little QR ‘blocks’).

    http://www.fionalake.com.au/blog/news/farmers-on-film-augmented-reality-postcards/

    Evolved in the UK in an outreach attempt to ‘connect’folks coming to the 2012 games w/ local farmers.

    See you in Warrensburg!

    Ken / ADKBREWCO