Grow Your Markets “Producing For The Hub”
Farmer Workshop Tuesday December 16th
10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Lucky Dog Farm Cafe
A “Producing For The Hub” workshop will be held on Tuesday, December 16th, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Lucky Dog Farm Store & Café on Main Street in Hamden. During this workshop, producers will learn more about how to become part of the Hub’s producer line-up for 2015, and the activities made possible through the Local Food Promotion Program of USDA (LFPP).
The Hub currently offers product aggregation and transportation, buyer introductions and educational workshops. With LFPP funding, the program will scale-up these offerings to encourage agricultural entrepreneurship and help local farmers expand into high-quality, high-value markets through personalized buyer and producer activities.
Activities funded by the LFPP include:
1.) Hub Development: Creating operational efficiencies to expand the quantity and types of products being handled by the hub as the number of engaged producers increases
2.) Producer Development: Facilitating quarterly “Producing For The Hub” workshops and New York City buyer tours, during which participating producers spend a day meeting prospective buyers in NYC. One-on-one consulting is also available for producers needing technical assistance to serve the Hub
For further questions, please contact:
Sonia Janiszewski, Project Manager
Dairy Value-Added Production Meeting
Monday, December 8th at 11:00 am
CADE Office – 5 Elm St. Oneonta, NY
Last December CADE hosted a meeting to discuss opportunities for value-added dairy production in order to increase farm profitability. We discussed how CADE would continue to partner with Lauren Melodia to engage in a feasibility study for local dairy value added production and accessing the enormous demand in New York City for Catskill dairy products. We’re coming to the end of that feasibility study and there is a lot to share. We’re hoping to get everyone back together again 11:00 am Monday December 8, 2014 at the CADE office, 5 Elm St. Oneonta NY 13820 to discuss the results of the study and strategies for moving forward. The big take away from the study, however, is that the market is very strong for local value-added dairy products and we’d like to help you access it.
Farm to School and Institutio
n Survey for NYS Producers
The survey can be accessed here: https://www.
The “Sustaining Farm to School in New York State” pilot program is administering a survey to New York State produce growers to learn more about producers’ participation in farm to school and other institutions. The survey will also gauge current needs, interests, opportunities and barriers associated with participating in farm to school and farm to institution in New York State. The results from this survey will inform our projects and ultimately assist interested growers to take advantage of institutional market demand.
If you are a produce farmer in New York State, we would greatly appreciate your time in completing this 15-minute survey!
The deadline to complete the survey is Wednesday, November 19, 2014.
Upcoming workshop: Beginning Women Farmers
Whole Farm Planning Program
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