Eating local foods is about even more than healthy, nutritious vegetables. It helps create a vibrant local economy (Cortland County's largest industry is agriculture!) and connects people to their farmers. It's about growing food in a sustainable way on a human scale. The saying "Know your farmer, know your food," rings with a universal truth in our beautiful countryside. It's about practicing the art of cooking, experiencing interesting seasonal vegetables, and enjoying meals with friends and family. The goal of the local foods movement is to create thriving strong communities, and making healthy fresh food available to everyone!
Where can you start? How can you find the newest U-Pick blueberry patch? Or the closest CSA farm? All this and more can be found on the NOFA-NY directory. The website connects people looking for good food with the farmers who produce it. Simply search by location to find information about your local foods and farms!