BUILDING A LOCAL FOOD SYSTEM
With the help of other organizations, North Star Food Hub is better able to source food locally and find new markets for our farmers' products.
MAPPING OUR ASSETS
So, how do we know who and where to source our products from?
Using geographic information systems (GIS) survey technology, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County has been able to collect pertinent food system data for North Star Food Hub to use. This GIS database has been essential in identifying product sources, assisting our producers, and finding logistical solutions to the transportation, marketing, and delivery of local food.
Are you the owner of an institution, or a producer, and would like to join this project? Please feel free to take CCE Jefferson’s online survey, and be entered into their database! There is no commitment whatsoever. The information is used to help us better understand our regional food structure. However, if you are interested in working with North Star Food Hub, the information gained in the survey can be very useful!
In addition, you can take as many surveys as you would like that pertain to you. There are surveys for the following categories:
- Exotic Meats
- Value-Added Dairy (Cheese, yogurt, etc.)
- Other Value-Added Products (Oils, vinaigrettes, canned/bottled goods, etc.)
- Institution (Restaurant, grocer, school, hospital, etc.)
If you would like a member of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County’s team to complete an in-person survey with you, please contact their Agriculture Program Coordinator at 315-788-8450 ext. 259, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Funding for North Star Food Hub is supported by the New York State Senate, granted by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, and administered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County.
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