#MakingConnections Update from CADE

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In the last month, CADE:

  • Prepared and facilitated two local farmstead cheese makers--Painted Goat Creamery and Crosswinds Farm & Creamery--to submit cheeses to the American Cheese Society annual competition to take place in August 2019. Best of luck to our dairy partners!

  • Publicized the 607 CSA both upstate and in NYC through press, social media, and print materials, resulting in a 50% increase in sales from last year. The 607 CSA aggregates products from 18 farms in Otsego, Schoharie, and Delaware Counties and puts it directly in the hands of consumers who value locally-sourced food. Congratulations 607 CSA!

  • Co-sponsored the Southern Tier 8 Agriculture, Food and Beverage Summit on May 23, Binghamton. A big “thank you!” to our partners who were keynote speakers, bringing visibility to the opportunitiesand challenges of agriculture in our region--Ken Jaffe of Slope Farms, Adam Tiberio of Tiberio Custom Meats, and Jason Evans of SUNY Cobleskill.