CADE connects farm and food producers to resources by providing professional, individualized and confidential business and marketing consulting to agricultural entrepreneurs.

For the past 25 years, CADE has been a key partner in building a vibrant local food system, in which locally owned agricultural businesses thrive and consumers are nourished by healthy, sustainably produced food.

With a knowledgeable staff supplemented by consultants experienced in production, business development, marketing and distribution, CADE is a catalyst for strengthening multiple sectors of our regional food system.

A Central New York Farmers’ Guide to Distribution

CADE understands the challenges farmers face in accessing new markets. We’ve spent the last 9 months pulling together 5 distribution options in Central New York. This guidebook identifies the distribution options, their requirements and recommendations on how to get a farm wholesale ready to work with distributors.

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Farm and Food Business Incubator

CADE is currently seeking participants for the Farm & Food Business Incubator, which provides business training and value-added product development facilities for new and developing farm and food entrepreneurs.

If you are looking to establish or expand, the Incubator provides access to invaluable services and resources through educational programming with local and national experts, access to customized support and mentoring, and for value-added producers, the ability to process without your own infrastructure.


Market Access Services

Are you interested in finding more markets for your farm products, but don't know where or how? CADE is embarking on some intensive marketing and sales work on behalf of Catskills farmers and is here to help you! In order to receive these free services, please fill out this quick survey to tell us a little more about your farm. After we've reviewed your survey, we will follow-up to schedule a meeting to develop a marketing and sales strategy customized for you and your farm.


CADE programming provides access to the tools and resources you need to establish, grow and diversify your farm.


From funding announcements to special crop requests, surveys and special news, this is where we'll be compiling opportunities just for you.


Explore CADE’s curated library of materials - fact sheets, research, and links to the tools that we find most valuable for your farm or food business.