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Market Opportunities in Food Access Programs

March 16, 2023  | 12:00 - 1:00p | Online

keywords: marketing, food access, inclusion & equity

Join CADE as we invite Food as Medicine Coordinator, Kate Miller Corcoran of Food & Health Network and 607 CSA’s Wholesale and Program Manager Cheryl Landsman to explore market opportunities in food access programs. This conversation will help us define food as medicine and explore the role farmers can play in supporting initiatives, while reaching untapped markets. Hear farm and food business experiences on navigating these programs and understand the potential of sales generation that can be secured while maintaining food justice and access values. 

Speaker Bios:

Kate Miller-Corcoran is the Food as Medicine Coordinator for the Food and Health Network, a project of the Rural Health Network of South Central NY.  She grew up rurally on her family’s farm in Windsor, NY. Her passion for affordable access to locally grown produce blossomed as she worked alongside VINES volunteers for seven growing seasons as the Farm Share Manager and later as the Director of Development & Communications. It was during that time that she developed a better understanding for community food systems, sustainable agriculture and how barriers to access fresh food affect health outcomes. Kate holds a B.A. in English from Penn State University and an M.A. in English from SUNY Cortland. Her background also includes: teaching at the Early Childhood and Elementary levels, freelance writing, and business management.


Cheryl Landsman is the Wholesale Manager for The 607 CSA, a multi-farm CSA based in the Northern Catskills of New York State. They offer abundant and diverse veggie shares sourced from four collaborating vegetable farms plus season-long add-ons of pastured meat, eggs, dairy, and other items from 40+ neighboring farms and food businesses. The 607 CSA is now a part of a new non-profit called Catskills Agrarian Alliance. 


Catskills Agrarian Alliance (CAA) is a comprehensive food sovereignty project built from the ground up by farmers in Delaware, Otsego, and Schoharie Counties. The organization fundraises to provide mutual aid to historically under-resourced communities; grow and source food from local farms; facilitate regional land-access work; and operate a regional value-chain, collaborating with and serving a variety of partners, including schools, businesses, households, and mutual aid groups.

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