Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Warren County Extension to Produce Farm Guide

Cornell University Cooperative Extension Warren County was awarded a New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets grant to develop a Warren County Farm Guide and encourages farmers to participate.

The Warren County Farm Guide is expected to allow for more information to be made available to the public in their search for locally grown products and educational farm tours. The guide will include a listing of farms along with potentially a listing of Warren County farmers’ markets, ongoing ag events and festivals, a harvest calendar, information on Why Buy local, and important agricultural facts.

Warren County Agricultural producers have the opportunity to be included in a new Warren County Farm Guide by contributing $20 towards producing the 15,000 farm guides that will be distributed to promote local farms and food in Warren County. Even if a farm does not currently utilize direct marketing of their products or agritourism
opportunities, their inclusion is still important as it illustrates where farms currently operate and reinforces the notion that all farms large and small, occupy important niches in the fabric of the local farm economy.

If you are interested in being included in the guide and grow or produce an agricultural related product, contact Paula Schafer at 885-8995 or pjb11@cornell.edu to receive and complete a farm guide survey.

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