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.
Click this map link to use an interactive map of Farms, CSAs Farmer's Markets and other food resources in Putnam County, NY. Please note that due to the current emergency, farm & agricultural business hours of operation might differ from those posted.
Updated June 9, 2020:
Four phases of projected industry reopening including the guidelines for non-food related agriculture. This website also has information on how to file a complaint to assist local authorities with enforcement of Executive Orders and restrictions on business operations and activities, as well as gatherings.
Not sure where your business falls in the plan? This Look-up Tool will help you determine whether or not your business is eligible to reopen.
Regional Monitoring Dashboard to view each regions progress and status.
(FAQ) on New York Forward and the contact information for your regional control center.
Updated June 18th
The SBA has re-opened its Economic Injury Disaster Loan program to non-agricultural businesses. This means that independent contractors, freelancers, and gig workers are eligible to receive a $1,000 grant that does not have to be repaid. Small businesses and agricultural businesses also may apply for the grant, equal to $1,000 per employee of the business up to a maximum of $10,000.
Updated June 9, 2020:
The SBA is again accepting applications for emergency loans under the Payment Protection Program. If you would like to take advantage of this program you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible -- loans are first come first served until the funding is exhausted. Contact your lender as soon as possible, if they are not participating Farm Credit is.
View FAQs on funding programs available to farms, from Pace University
Here are a few ideas about how you can take care of yourself, the farm, and your local community.
Last updated July 30, 2020