Our Local Food team works hard to implement the Farm-to-Table Initiative, boosting efforts in the areas of marketing and promotion for local producers and local food-related businesses. These local food system activities include:
Free, Professional Photo Shoots
This component of the Initiative is important due to the lack of high-quality agricultural photos in the region to use for local food marketing purposes, Throughout the past two years, the Local Food team has carried out over 70 photos shoots with local producers and food businesses, resulting in thousands of new farm and food images. These images are used in a variety of ways such as business owner updating their website or CCE staff creating marketing materals.
You can see a small samples of the photos that have been captured here - Sample Gallery
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The purpose of developing an online local food map is to increase awareness and access to local food in St. Lawrence County. . The map will includes the locations of all local food producers in the Local Food Guide, as well as photos and details of each. Users have the ability to search different types of local food access points like: farms, farmers markets, community meals, restaurants, food pantries, catering, stores, and back pack programs. Under farms you will be able to search more in depth by distribution method and product. Visit the Guide here.
This component allows people to get to know their farmers on another level by sharing their personal stories through various platforms. Sometimes it is difficult for producers to tell their story in a captivating way due to lack of resources or time, so this is a way to help them get it out there. Here's a few examples:
Local Food Weekend
The team hosted this event on September 9-11, 2022. Over the course of 3 days, 30 different St. Lawrence County farm and food businesses opened their doors for tours, workshops, demonstrations, special menus and more. Stay tuned for the announcement of the 2023 Weekend dates!
Check out some of our videos!
Last updated December 12, 2022