CCE-Putnam is unique among local organizations in offering a continuum of education and resources that enable it to address a food systems issues in a holistic way. By working at a food-system level, we can more effectively respond to cross-cutting needs such as food safety, food access, local farms and community infrastructure. We offer resources for farmers, and consumers, to help strengthen our local and regional food systems.
Are you starting a farm? Help is right here! www.nebeginningfarmers.org
Maybe you are just getting started. Or you arelooking to sell or lease farm land? Check out Hudson Valley Farmlink Network, a partnership of organizations bringing farmers and landowners together.
for new farmers (but experience farmers may find these useful as well)
New "Guide to Marketing Channels" released
Putnam County’s Farm Pickins – Know your Farmer, Know Your Food.
Visit Putnam County's farms, Farmers Markets or join a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). The brochure below, developed by the Putnam County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board and the Putnam County Soil and Water Conservation District, will help you discover Putnam's agricultural wealth.
of a Changing Climate. This detailed guide will teach you how to have a "climate-friendly" garden. It provides ways to reduce chemical inputs, improve compost, and how to use cover crops to increase soil health.
Growing your own food can be a very satisfying effort that pays off in a number of ways: your fruits and vegetables are fresher and you can choose the exact varieties that you and your family enjoy.
Last updated November 21, 2016