Monday, April 20, 2009

NYC Green Market in Kew Gardens- II

We have had a lot of interest and inquiries on this topic so we're posting some important information and contacts for getting a Green Market / Farmer's Market to Kew Gardens/Forest Hills: 

Community Markets
Since 1991, farmers markets developed and managed by Community Markets have been successfully serving all three purposes – making locally-grown produce and locally-made products readily available and, at the same time, providing an ideal place for the community to come together to share news and gossip, thoughts, and ideas, and improving nutrition.

Farmers’ Market Federation of New York
A non-profit organization for farmers’ market organizers, farmers and communities interested in starting markets. Offers conferences, newsletter, health insurance, insurance coverage for farmers’ market vendors and for market sites as well.

Department of Agriculture and Markets
Information on markets and farmers in NY State. You can look for farms in a particular part of the state as well as specifying the product you are searching for.

Community Food and Agriculture Program
Clearing house for innovative programs in the state for sustainable agriculture practices from Cornell University.

Regional Farm and Food Project
Not-for-profit organization that offers information about local farms including farm tours, conferences, informative newsletter and networking.

Farm to Table
An organization that helps link farm producers to their customer. Lists local farms with their contact information and what they produce. Spotlights individual farmers and links to articles on sustainable farming issues.

Slow FoodUSA
Slow Food is an educational organization that promotes the proliferation of regional and seasonal culinary traditions as a way to preserve culture and ecologically sound food production.

FoodRoutes Network is a website that was created by the Food Routes Network a national nonprofit organization that provides a wealth of educational materials focused on rebuilding our local food systems.

Valley Table Magazine
A magazine focusing on local farming, culinary interests and farm marketers.

Eating Fresh Publications
Eating Fresh publications is responsible for some of the most delightful and thought-provoking books about local farms and food.

Sunnyside Community Supported Agriculture 

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