Delicious local cherries are available at farmers' markets in the summer.

You'll find u-pick apples starting in August

You'll find u-pick apples starting in August

Strawberries are a June u-pick crop in the Niagara County.
Image by Sandy Repp

Strawberries are a June u-pick crop in the Niagara County.

Buy Local

The Buy Local campaign is a community based initiative that evolved out of expressed interest to sustain local agriculture and build a stronger local food system in Niagara and surrounding counties. Our goals are to foster the environmental, economic and social vitality of our community by increasing the connections between consumers and farmers. Through outreach, marketing, and special initiatives we seek to raise individual and institutional awareness about the benefits of buying fresh locally grown and made products and to make local food an integral part of daily life.

We are currently working on increasing farm to restaurant connections, establishing farm to institution connections and providing access to fresh and nutritious food to low-income families.

Dewitt fm 2

Farmers' Markets

Niagara County now has more farmers' markets and more ways to pay for local farm products to make supporting our farmers even easier.

Read more

Snap to market800x400

Using EBT & Coupons

Did you know that Food Stamps can be used for payment at local farmers' markets? Learn more about using EBT and FMNP Coupons here.

Read more

Meatsuitebannerfinal

Meat Suite

The Meat Suite is a website designed by Cooperative Extension educators to help consumers find locally produced, high quality meats to purchase in bulk.

Read more

Beets usda

Community Supported Agriculture

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a mutually supportive and cooperative relationship between the producer and the consumer. Find out here how CSA can benefit you.

Read more

Contact

Amanda Henning
Agriculture & Food Systems Educator
app27@cornell.edu
(716) 433-8839 ext. 231

Last updated December 30, 2016