Local Food Guide for Warren, Washington & Saratoga Counties
Adirondack Harvest, a program of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Essex County, has received funding from a USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program through the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets to create the first ever Local Food Guide for Warren, Washington and Saratoga Counties. The guide will include farms and processors, as well as other sources of local food such as farmers’ markets, CSA programs, stores, food cooperatives, and restaurants that feature locally sourced ingredients. Also, the guide will help chefs locate farms who sell to restaurants. In addition, the guide will be a source of information regarding the history of farming in the region, the benefits of buying local, community gardens, food pantries, healthy food assistance programs such as FMNP, WIC and SNAP and what’s in season in the Adirondack region.
The goal of this guide will be to encourage direct sales for local farms and to create more awareness of agriculture in the Southern Adirondack Region. It will be used both as an educational tool and by residents and visitors to source local foods. Also, it will promote Adirondack Harvest, the largest local food initiative and brand for the Adirondack region, covering thirteen counties that lie within and border the Park.
Farms and Processors who wish to be listed in the guide need to provide the following information: Name, Address, Phone No., Website, Products, if you offer the following: Farm Stand or Farm Store, CSA Program, Tours or other Agri-Tourism Activities; if you sell to restaurants and if you participate in Farmers’ Markets. Restaurants, Stores & Food Cooperatives please provide the following information: Name, Address, Phone No. and Website. Local Food Event Organizers please send information regarding: Festivals, Tours, Pairings and other Farm to Table Events. Also, Non-Profit Organizations whose mission is to support the local food movement.
Now in the final stages of editing and soon to be released, the guide began construction in early 2016 and will be in print, on Adirondack Harvest’s website www.adirondackharvest.com and linked to other websites. Adirondack Harvest Members are identified in the guide.
Please email information to the following contact: Teresa Whalen, Adirondack Harvest Southern Chapter Representative at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 518-466-5497 with further questions and to become a member of Adirondack Harvest.