The NNY Food Hub, based out of our office, is a regional initiative to help local producers expand their production and become more competitive in the marketplace. The hub serves an area that includes Jefferson, Lewis, Oswego, and St. Lawrence counties.
In 2016, New York State’s agriculture budget included $1 million for an effort to launch food hubs across these counties. State Sen. Patricia A. Ritchie, who is chairwoman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, secured the funding.
The Food Hub initiative is off and running with Advisory Meetings held in the Northern, Central, and Southern parts of this region. Pilot projects have begun in order to look at various aspects of developing an appropriate business model.
Last updated November 13, 2017