Cultivate Herkimer: Empowering Local Agriculture for a Sustainable Future

New online platform dedicated to serving Herkimer County’s farm community

Cultivate Herkimer CountyHerkimer, NY – The Herkimer County Agricultural Council and Cornell Cooperative Extension Herkimer County (CCE) announces the launch of Cultivate Herkimer, (cultivateherkimer.org) an online platform dedicated to serving Herkimer County’s farm community by promoting local food and agricultural products and creating an important resource for area farmers.  With a mission to support our local economy and foster a stronger connection between consumers and the agricultural community, Cultivate Herkimer serves as a comprehensive directory, resource hub, and event calendar for all things related to local agriculture.

The Herkimer Agricultural Council and CCE recognizes the importance of sustainable farming practices and the role they play in building a resilient food system.

The platform highlights local farms, showcasing the hardworking families behind them and the incredible variety of products they offer. Through in-depth farm profiles, consumers can learn about each farm’s unique story and the high-quality goods they produce.

In addition to the farm directory, cultivateherkimer.org features an extensive listing of organizations and businesses that serve the agricultural community. From government agencies to equipment suppliers, this directory offers a one-stop resource for farmers and rural entrepreneurs to find the support and services they need to thrive.

One of the key components of cultivateherkimer.org is its interactive calendar of agri-tourism events. From the Herkimer County Fair each August to the Millers Mills Ice Harvest in February, the Cultivate Herkimer website is an important resource for promoting local tourism events. The calendar also lists on-going Herkimer County Farmers’ Markets to connect consumers with local farm goods and boost the local economy by promoting the region’s agricultural heritage.

“We are excited to launch the cultivateherkimer.org website to contribute to the growth of our local agricultural economy,” said Garet Livermore, Executive Director of Cornell Cooperative Extension Herkimer County, heading the CCE planning team that created the website. “By providing a platform that connects consumers with local farmers, businesses, and events, we aim to strengthen the relationship between our community and the agricultural sector. Together, we can build a more sustainable future and support the local economy.”

For more information and to explore Cultivate Herkimer, please visit cultivateherkimer.org. Interested in having your farm or business serving the Herkimer County area promoted on the website? Contact us at cultivateherkimercounty@cornell.edu

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