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Finding Local Food
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted our country’s food system from farm to fork. Social distancing and other response strategies have upended agricultural markets throughout the country, including local and regional markets; and transformed the way individuals and families shop for, purchase and consume food. That transformation has brought with it a big uptick of interest in buying direct from local farmers, ranchers and fisherman as a way to support struggling small and mid-sized farmers and ensure family food security.
The following is a listing of websites, guides and directories to help people find local food.
Source: National Sustainable Agricultural Commission - visit for additional state-by-state resources
Resources for Finding Local Food
Buy Local Food NY
lists more than 400 farms and producers in Tompkins, Tioga, Schuyler, Chemung and Cortland Counties.
Central New York (CNY) Regional Market
Support local farmers, who bring their in- season, fresh vegetables for sale every week, or you can opt for wholesale fresh produce brought in both locally and from across the country. Click on the "Vendor list" for a list of participating local farms.
Cornell Cooperative Extension
listing of where to find local food and farms in the Corenell area.
information about NYC farmers markets.
Ithaca Farmers Market
consumer directory of farms serving Tompkins County that are willing to deliver or have a farm stand with limited foot traffic.
Value Chain Map of NYC’s largest CSA network as well as regional farmers and Community-Run Farmers’ Market.
Local Roots NYC
Organization giving NYC residents access to fresh, local food while buying from the small, independent farms nearby, which have lost significant restaurant business.
Taste New York
listing of where to find local food products and farms in New York.