HERKIMER, N.Y. — The 2020 Herkimer County Local Foods Map is now available from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Herkimer County in East Herkimer; and is being distributed throughout Herkimer County. To view an online version of this map, please visit https://bit.ly/2020HerkCoLocalFoodsMap
There are 62 producers on the map along Herkimer County Farmers’ Markets. Support for updating and printing the map was provided by a grant from Herkimer County Mental Health through the Farm Family Assistance Project.
The benefits of “eating local” are many including fresher foods that taste great and are often more nutritious than foods that have traveled many miles and days to get to your table. Also when you buy directly from local farmers, your dollars stay within your community and strengthen the local economy. This helps preserve farming as a livelihood and rural landscapes as farmland during these unprecedented times.
For more information or to pick up a map, please call Cornell Cooperative Extension at (315) 866-7920 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
–Linda Robbins, CCE Herkimer County