The Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems has released Teaching Direct Marketing and Small Farm Viability: Resources for Instructors, 2nd Edition. The 400-page manual, available free online or at cost in print, draws on nearly 50 years of experience teaching skills to beginning organic farmers and gardeners at the UC Santa Cruz Farm & … Read More
The New York State (NYS) Mesonet or Early Warning Weather Detection System is an advanced, statewide weather station network. This network will be the first of its kind in New York and will consist of up to 125 surface weather stations that will detect weather phenomena across the entire state. This weather detection system will … Read More
What is Greener Partners? In imagining a better food system, Greener Partners operates community Farm Hubs as resources for local produce and for education — as well as inspiration — about food and farming. Their farmers grow vegetables, herbs and fruit for Greener Partners’ own Farm Market, Community Supported Agriculture members and to sell at area farmers’ markets. … Read More
This class is a complete, in-depth introduction to juneberry cultivation in Upstate New York, covering site selection, natural history, planting, pest control, and harvesting. Regional juneberry expert Jim Ochterski will explain the basics of production and what to expect from different varieties of juneberries. The workshop includes lunch and a field tour to Juneberry Farm … Read More
The New England Apple Association has produced a three-part video series on IPM in the apple orchard which explains various aspects of IPM and makes them accessible to a wider audience. Watch the video series online at: http://neipmc.org/go/jhCt.
If you missed the webinars in the Small Farms, New Markets series this Spring, you can now watch the recordings anytime. The series featured smaller farmers that sell to larger markets such as food hubs, grocery stores and restaurants. Farmers reflected on their decision making process, benefits and challenges, costs, and infrastructure needed to get their products to … Read More
“Hoop House Considerations” is part of the Vegetable Production series from Muddy Fingers Farm, a small vegetable CSA in Hector, NY. Visit our Youtube channel to view the video and others on Muddy Fingers Farm.
June 7 from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Cornell Campus & MacDaniels Nut Grove. Due to popular demand for Camp Mushroom, which is SOLD OUT, we are offering an additional, one-day class which will cover the same cultivation methods as the original offering. The main difference is we won’t be serving meals (bring your own lunch) or … Read More
The Long Island Food Conference is right around the corner – Saturday, April 25th at Hofstra University. The conference promises to be a great day for anyone interested in learning about growing food, eating healthy and promoting/supporting our local food movement. Not only are there wonderful educational workshops planned and a phenomenal plenary speaker in Stephen Ritz of … Read More
Birch syrup often gets a bad rap for being difficult to produce and developing a very strong flavor, but birch can be a profitable addition to a maple operation if you can tap into the right markets! Read this Small Farms Quarterly article to find out the best processing and marketing techniques for birch syrup.