COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — The Family Farm Day (FFD) Planning Committee decided that holding FFD in 2020 is not feasible. FFD 2020, as known in previous years, is cancelled, and will be back in 2021.
“But here’s what were are doing,” said David Cox, FFD Coordinator. “Since COVID-19 hit hard in March, customer interest in our local food supply has grown considerably. Farms and farmers’ markets are selling most everything and presumably will for the season. So, we’re creating an opportunity to help keep them foremost in the public eye.”
Instead of a printed Farm Guide, CCE is offering online a Farm Product Listing of area farms looking to continue to build awareness of agriculture and their customer bases. “We’re promoting farm product sales ONLY this year, not farm visits,” said Cox. “We’re encouraging customers to contact listed farms for product inventory and sales details. We’ll be using social media to announce the listing in a few weeks and keep it fresh during the season.”
Cox added, “Any farm in Schoharie, Otsego, or Delaware County, whether they participated in FFD any previous year, can be included. We sent emails and postcards to everyone on our lists. They’re busy, yes, the season’s well underway, but the listing process is quick, easy, and free!”
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