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From the Ground Up: Local Food Guide
Allegany, Cattaraugus, & Chautauqua Counties

100+ family farms, farmers markets, roadside stands and regional food businesses, farm and farmer profiles, and recipes!


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Best Practices in Food Safety for Farmers Markets & Farm Stands
Thursday, April 16, 2015 | 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Presenters will cover important information for safe food handling for farmers market vendors, managers, and farm stand operators     RSVP and event flier
Sponsored by the STW Regional Farmers Market Network

Farmers Market Fair
Thursday, March 26, 2015 | 6:00 - 7:30 PM, 4039 Route 219, Salamanca, NY
Collaborative effort of the newly formed Southern Tier West Regional Farmers Market Network and FreshLocalWNY

Slow Poultry Workshop
Saturday, April 18, 2015 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Wild Geese Farm, Franklinville, NY
Sponsored by Sustainable Poultry Network

Free Websites for Farms and Farmers Markets
This program helps farms and farmers markets create websites as promotional tools to grow their customer base and increase profits.

Farmers Market Federation of NY SNAP Acceptance for Farms and Markets
Important Webinars for new and re-enrolling farm stands and farmers markets to participate in New York State's SNAP EBT Program.

Webinar: Running a Great Farmers Market Booth
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
10:00 AM - Noon ~ Cost: $10
Sponsored by JCC Center for Continuing Education

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Agriculture Development Fund Grant Opportunity
Funded by WNY Regional Economic Development Council and Administered by Farm Credit East. For eligible farms in Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, and Niagara Counties Up to $50,000 available to assist with capital costs associated with value-added or direct-to-market activities on farms.  Rolling deadline; awards made until all funds are committed.