Adirondack Harvest envisions a picturesque and productive working landscape connecting local farmers to their communities and regional markets. Their goals are to increase opportunities for profitable sustainable production and sale of high quality food and agricultural products, and to expand consumer choices for locally produced healthy food. This mission ensures the future preservation and growth of our open farmland while providing a diversity of healthy food products for consumers. They will sponsor projects; and oversee the activities of the Chapters, the use of the name Adirondack Harvest and the use of the logos in accordance with the purposes above.To be members, you must be with in the Adirondack Park Blue Line. Susie Becker, Adirondack Harvest Coordinator , Phone: (518) 873-3757 Email: info@AdirondackHarvest.com website: http://www.adirondackharvest.com
Agriscape is a directory on agriculture and its surrounding industry. The main goal of the site is to provide information, marketing services and search technology to the agricultural industry. The website consists of a worldwide directory, including commercial sites, research and academic sites as well as an extensive list of conferences on any topic related to agriculture. It also contains classified ads, a discussion forum, yellow pages listings, news, and more.
Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas is the national sustainable farming information center operated by the private nonprofit National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT). ATTRA provides technical assistance to farmers, Extension agents, market gardeners, agricultural researchers, and other ag professionals in all 50 states. http://www.attra.ncat.org
Bacon Hill Beckons
Discover the historic and cultural heritage of the Bacon Hill Community, Saratoga County, New York.
Cornell Small Farms Program
Cornell University Poisonous Plants Informational Database http://www.ansci.cornell.edu/plants/index.html
Cornell Waste Management Institutehttp://www.cfe.cornell.edu/wmi/
Farmland Information Center
The FIC is a clearinghouse for information about farmland protection and stewardship. It is a partnership between the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and American Farmland Trust. Here at the FIC Web site, you will find a collection of materials, agricultural and land use statistics, laws, literature and technical resources related to farmland protection and stewardship.
FarmNet provides farm families with a network of contacts and support services to help them develop skills for dealing with life challenges and transitions - through personalized education, confidential consulting, and referral. www.nyfarmnet.org
FoodMAP (Food Marketing and Processing)
is a web-based comprehensive clearinghouse of food marketing and processing information on identifying new markets, learning about alternative agriculture opportunities, locating processing equipment, understanding processing requirements and ingredients and finding information on a large variety of other topics. It is sponsored by the North Central Initiative for Small Farm Profitability, a USDA-funded project. www.foodmap.unl.edu
The FoodRoutes Web site is a project of FoodRoutes Network (FRN). FRN is a national nonprofit organization that provides communications tools, technical support, networking and information resources to organizations nationwide that are working to rebuild local, community-based food systems. FRN is dedicated to reintroducing Americans to their food, the seeds it grows from, the farmers who produce it, and the routes that carry it from the fields to their tables. www.foodroutes.org
Local Harvest is a not-for-profit venture that maintains a definitive and reliable "living" public nationwide directory of small farms, farmers markets, and other local food sources. The search engine helps people find local sources of sustainably grown food, and encourages them to establish direct contact with small farms in their local area. http://www.localharvest.org/
The National Campaign for Sustainable Agriculture, Inc.
is dedicated to educating the public on the importance of a sustainable food and agriculture system that is economically viable, environmentally sound, socially just, and humane. P.O. Box 396,Pine Bush, New York 12566, Phone: (845) 744-8448, Fax: (845) 744-8477 http://www.sustainableagriculture.net
National Campaign for Sustainable Agriculture, Inc - Federal Sustainable Agriculture Program Primer
This resource compiles basic information on a wide range of the programs and policies that the National Campaign and its partner organizations have helped to conceive, develop, promote and/or get funded over the years. http://www.sustainableagriculture.net/primer.php
The National Organic Program http://www.ams.usda.gov/nop/
NY Beginning Farmers Project
The projects goal is to enhance the likelihood of success of new ag enterprises by making the best resources and training available to any new or diversifying farmer in NY.
The website is one of their projects. They also offer online courses taught by experienced Extension educators and using content from this website, and we develop new informational resources for new farmers (like the Guide to Farming in NY). www.nybeginningfarmers.org
Northeast Center for Food Entrepreneurship
NCFE provides comprehensive assistance to beginning and established food entrepreneurs, thus promoting sustainable economic development of rural communities. http://www.nysaes.cornell.edu/necfe/
NY Ag Innovation Center
The primary function of the Agriculture Innovation Center (AIC) is to help ag producers add value to what they produce (i.e, via product branding; product quality enhancement; on-farm, first-stage product transformation; finding higher-value uses for manure and crop by-products). Business planning assistance will be a key element of all activities. http://agviability.cornell.edu/
The NY FarmLink
Program improves the process and effectiveness of farm transfers by providing farmers with essential networking, consulting, and educational support. List your Farm or find a Farm. http://www.NYfarmlink.org/
NYS Barns Restoration and Preservation Program
The New York State Barn Coalition is a collaborative program of statewide, regional and local organizations, agencies and individuals that recognize the economic, historic, symbolic and aesthetic value of barns and outbuildings.Local contact person for information regarding the NYS Barns Restoration & Preservation Program for the Saratoga/Capital District Region is: John Albert, Saratoga Spa State Park 19 Roosevelt Dr., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-6214, (518)-584-2000 http://nysparks.state.ny.us/grants/
The Organic Farming Research Foundation
has an on-line database of research reports, farmer-to-farmer information, outreach publications, and more. Also if you have information on organic agriculture that you think would be useful to others, you can upload it to the site yourself. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Kathy Bielek of the Organic Agriculture Consortium at email@example.com, or Brise Tencer of the Organic Farming Research Foundation at Brise@ofrf.org, (831) 426-6606. http://www.organicaginfo.org
Regional Farm & Food Project
The Regional Farm & Food Project is a 10-county, non-profit membership organization of farmers and consumers promoting vibrant, sustainable agriculture in our region and beyond.
P.O. Box 339, Chatham, NY 12037-0339 , (518) 271-0744, Fax (518) 271-0745
www.farmandfood.org e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Agricultural Marketing Service Farmer's Market Website
Cambridge Village Market
Sundays 11:00 - 3:00 pm
Railroad Park-Main Street, Cambridge
See website for vendor application.
Farmer's Market Federation of New York
Cornell Animal Science Department http://www.ansci.cornell.edu
Cornell Sheep Program http://www.sheep.cornell.edu/sheep/index.html
Cornell University Forage Website http://www.forages.org
New England Livestock Alliance http://www.nelivestockalliance.org
The USDA's Hay Network to connect buyers and sellers http://www.fsa.usda.gov/haynet/
NY Food Trader
Site lets you find locally produced food or donate food to those in need. It's like a local, online farmers' market and food-bank rolled into one. There is a lot of fresh produce and other good local foodstuffs available and it's good for your community and the environment to eat locally in support of local growers. If you have food that would otherwise go to waste, you can list it for donation to a local food distribution nonprofit. Also, list your backyard fruit harvest. The site works like a classified ad section, and it's free to use! If you are a grower, farmer, winery or represent a food nonprofit, you should definitely join this program! http://nyfoodtrader.org/?content=about.us
NY Ag Trader
The New York Ag Trader allows farmers and other interested parties to buy, sell, trade or donate agricultural products and services locally such as manure, compost, hay, fodder crops, fruits and vegetables, organics, equipment, livestock, and much more. It works like a classified ads section and is free to use. http://nyagtrader.org/
Women in Agriculture
American Agri-Women is an organization serving as a communications link for those who join the coalition. Members work on national issues of mutual interest and concern. A national convention is held annually to discuss and take action on those concerns. http://www.americanagriwomen.org
WAgN - Women's Agricultural Network
The Womens Agricultural Network (WAgN) is a collaborative effort of the University of Vermont Extension System, UVMs Center for Sustainable Agriculture, and the United States Department of Agriculture. Through a series of educational, technical assistance, and networking opportunities, WAgN works to increase the number of women owning and operating profitable farms and ag-related businesses, as well as their profile in leadership positions throughout the agricultural sectors of business, government and community. 617 Comstock Road, Suite 5, Berlin, VT 05602 Phone: (802) 223-2389 Fax: (802)223-6500 or email@example.com http://www.uvm.edu/~wagn/
Last updated September 18, 2014