Cornell 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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org . 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 email@example.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.