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Maria Grimaldi works as an educator for the Northeast Organic Farmers Association (NOFA-NY) and a farm to market consultant with the New York Small Scale Food Processors Association (NYSSFPA). Maria has over 30 years’ experience in the region as an educator and organic farmer. She is also passionate about advancing the importance of supporting sustainable farming for the health of people and the planet.

Can Small Farmers Join the American Artisan Food Movement?

By Maria Grimaldi / April 6, 2018

American consumers have created a sophisticated demand for locally produced Artisan foods that rival imported and industrially produced products.   The 2018 NOFA-NY Winter Conference held in January presented a unique educational opportunity for farmers and food processors to understand the techniques of food preservation and production.  Two presenters, Rachael Mamane and Jeffery Robers, are authors of recent books on small-scale food production, which explore techniques steeped in traditions brought to America by immigrants from around the world. Jeffrey Roberts, Chelsea Green author of American Artisan…

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