Marketing NY Farm Products to Innkeepers
Workshops will be held throughout the state, with two in the Adirondack Region, 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. 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.
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 at: https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/BandBWarrensburg_225 or call CCE-Madison at (315) 684-3001 by April 2nd.
Thursday, April 11th from 1-4 pm at Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County, 2043B State Highway 68, Canton, NY. Register online at: https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/BandBCanton_225 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 listed above, contact Karen Baase, CCE of Madison County, by calling (315) 684-3001 or emailing at email@example.com . 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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
Promoting Workplace CSAs in the Southern Adirondacks
Thursday, April 4, 10:00am at Saratoga CCE in Ballston Spa. Focus will be on the concept of Workplace CSAs. Employers are encouraged to create a convenient opportunity to improve the health of their employees by accessing fresh, locally grown foods delivered to their business by the CSA farmers. An introduction to CSAs, the many variations, the benefits to farmer and consumer, the shared risks, and the history of success will be presented. Educational materials will be provided, ideas exchanged, concerns voiced and connections made. For further information and to register please contact Teresa Whalen at 518-466-5497 or email@example.com