MADISON CO., N.Y. — We likely all experienced that moment early on in the COVID-19 crisis where we entered a grocery store only to see empty shelves, limited selection, or increased prices. For many of us, this was a moment that we will remember for the rest of our lives. The experience has impacted the ways we think about finding and purchasing food and now, more than ever, there is a desire for local, farm fresh, reasonably priced meats, value added dairy, vegetables, and fruits offered for directly by our local farming community.
To make it easier to find and buy local, we are excited to share a new tool just recently created by one of our outstanding Summer Interns. Rachel Lines, a Sophomore at Northeastern University and a local resident of Cazenovia has created an interactive map of farm stands and farm stores in Madison County. It is now available on our website (www.madisoncountycce.org). This easy to use tool allows anyone to pull up a Google Map of Madison County, zoom in on the area they would like to travel to, and find farms that are selling farm fresh goods right at their location. It’s also a great tool to plan a day trip through the County, stop at a variety of local farm stands for delicious fresh food, all the while taking in the beauty of our Madison County landscape!
See below for other resources at CCE MC website that make it easier for you to find and buy local:
· Curbside at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Madison County on our website at http://madisoncountycce.org/
· Our interactive map of farm stands and farm stores in Madison County at http://madisoncountycce.org/
· Buy Madison County at https://www.
· CCE’s website also has a listing of summer markets at http://madisoncountycce.org/
There has never been a better time to buy goods from local farms and identify those places that you would like to continue to use after the COVID crisis is over and we have entered whatever our new normal will be in the future.
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–Cornell Cooperative Extension Madison County – Myron Thurston III
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