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Resource Spotlight

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New! Log-Based Shiitake Cultivation

This guide introduces the principals of shiitake cultivation. It combines insights gathered from professional growers, on-farm trial and university based research all within the Northeast US. Click here to view the Guide.

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Small Farm Quarterly

Are you looking for ways to farm profitably without getting bigger? Do you like to read about families who are living a good life on a small farm? If so, you’ll enjoy Small Farm Quarterly. Read online or subscribe by mail!

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Looking for Funding?

An increasing number of grant & loan programs are available to farmers. If you’re exploring how to finance your farm, be sure to check out our extensive library of funding opportunities! Click here!

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On-Farm Poultry Slaughter Guidelines

Do you process less than 1000 poultry/year on your farm? Have you had difficulty getting liability insurance because your birds aren’t processed in an inspected facility? This Guide is for you!

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Wholesale Marketing Resources

Interested in transitioning into wholesale marketing? Check out the Wholesale section of our  Marketing page for an extensive list of wholesale resources.

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Help with Livestock Processing?

Need to locate a slaughterhouse? Want to learn about mobile slaughter units? Have questions about rules and regulations? Find answers at our new Livestock resource pages.


Camp Mushroom #2

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

Long Island Food Conference 4/25

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

Producing and Marketing Birch Syrup

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.