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Agricultural Links for NY & Adirondack Mtns.

Small Farms Program at Cornell University
www.smallfarms.cornell.edu

New York Beginning Farmers Resource Center
www.nybeginningfarmers.org

Food Routes
http://www.foodroutes.org/
Where does your food come from? Learn more at this great web site

GardenShare
http://www.gardenshare.org/
GardenShare is a non-profit organization working to end hunger in northern New York State, a region called the North Country. They work to build a North Country where all of us have enough to eat and enough to share-where our food choices are healthy for us, for our communities, and for the environment.

Buy Fresh, Buy Local - NY
http://www.buylocalny.org/splash.php
The Buy Fresh, Buy Local campaign for New York State

New York Farm Bureau
http://www.nyfb.org/

Farmers Market Federation of New York
http://www.nyfarmersmarket.com/
The Farmers' Market Federation of New York is a grassroots, membership organization of farmers' market managers, market sponsors, farmers and market supporters.

NYFarmNet / NYFarmLink
http://www.nyfarmnet.org
Provides farm families with a network of information, contacts and services that are uniquely suited to the financial and personal challenges of agricultural business management. This network covers every aspect of high-pressure decision making from partnerships and transfers to stress management, family communication, domestic concerns, and disaster response.

ComLinks Gleaning Program
http://www.comlinkscaa.net/gleaning/gleaning.html
ComLinks Cooperative Gleaning Program addresses rural hunger and nutritional needs, delivering healthy foods to eight Northern New York counties. Our dedicated staff provides supplemental food and nutrition education to more than 80 food pantries, soup kitchens, and neighborhood and community outreach centers. We have increased our efforts to grow more fresh fruits and vegetables through gardening initiatives by focusing on community health issues and promoting proper nutrition and self-reliance in our local communities.

Vital Communities Valley Food & Farm
http://www.vitalcommunities.org/Agriculture/agriculture.htm
Vital Communities Valley Food and Farme is a non-profit program fostering the relationships that make agriculture a vital part of daily community life in the Upper Connecticut River Valley of Vermont and New Hampshire. They do this through publications, events and community partnerships that celebrate the region's year-round local bounty and bring together consumers, farmers, chefs, processors, schools, grocers, distributors and more.

Farm & Food Policy Project
http://farmandfoodproject.org
In 2005, American Farmland Trust, the Community Food Security Coalition, Environmental Defense, the Northeast Midwest Institute, and the Sustainable Agriculture Coalition convened policy working groups as forums to identify consensus issues and areas of common ground for policy development. The Rural Coalition convened the Farm and Food Policy Project Diversity Initiative to ensure that organizations serving people of color in the food system have the opportunity to link their own initiatives into a comprehensive agenda of food and agriculture policy proposals. The policy development process was overseen by a Coordinating Council of organizations from across the U.S. The Farm and Food Policy Project is coordinated by the Northeast Midwest Institute

Sustainable Table
www.sustainabletable.org/
Sustainable Table celebrates the sustainable food movement, educates consumers on food-related issues and works to build community through food.

Eat Well Guide
www.eatwellguide.org
Find food in your neighborhood and when you travel that is healthful, humane, better for the environment, and that supports family farmers.

Battenkill Kitchen, Inc.
http://www.battenkillkitchen.org/
The Battenkill Kitchen, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) organization and operates as an educational kitchen facility whose goals include:

  • To provide educational seminars and instruction in the areas of food preparation to local farmers and food producers.
  • To provide area residents information and educational assistance in the creation and packaging of food products.
  • To use the kitchen as a teaching platform to educate local school children about food.
  • To provide the community with a kitchen to be used for community events


Northern New York Agricultural Development Program
http://www.nnyagdev.org/
NNYADP is a farmer-driven initiative to ensure the long term economic vitality of Northern NY's agricultural production sector and agriculture's important contributions to the protection and enhancement of the region's environment and rich natural resource base and to communities in Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties.
It focuses on practical research, education and technical assistance that support farms, agricultural businesses and the communities in which they reside across New York's North Country (Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties.)

Northern NY Regional/Local Foods
http://www.nnyagdev.org/ncrf-home.htm
On this website you will find resources developed to support the goals of the North Country Regional Foods Initiative, including: research based publications about NC local foods, links to on-line tools designed to connect producers and consumers, a calendar of local food events, and links to ongoing local foods work in the North Country.

Come Farm With Us
http://www.comefarmwithus.org/
If you are looking to relocate to northern New York and would like to connect with farms for sale, this is the place to start

Pride of New York
http://www.agmkt.state.ny.us/AP/PrideOfNY/pride_index.html
The Pride of New York Program was developed to promote and support the sale of agricultural products grown and food products processed within New York State. The Program's growing membership now includes farmers and processors, retailers, distributors, restaurants and related culinary and support associations all working together to bring you wholesome, quality New York State products.

New York MarketMaker
http://ny.marketmaker.uiuc.edu/
An interactive mapping system that locates businesses and markets of agricultural products in New York, providing an important link between producers and consumers.

Adirondack Botanical Garden
www.adirondackbotanicalgarden.org
Promoting education in the fields of Horticulture, Botany and Ecology in the Adirondacks and Capital Region of NY State