Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County's Food Hub Project team is developing a food system database for the four counties (Jefferson, Lewis, St. Lawrence and Oswego) participating in the Food Hub Project. The Food Hub team will be conducting onsite visits with producers and institutional customers throughout 2017 to collect the data. If you are a producer or institutional buyer please fill out the surveys below that fit your needs.
The NNY Food Hub is spatially analyzing agricultural assets in our four-county region using GIS mapping and designing an interactive map both for public and private portals. For example, this map can layer multiple agricultural enterprises including livestock, produce, dairy, and meat processing locations in the region. In the future, we can use this map to understand the agrifood assets in the area and our agrifood value chain to help define the NNY Food Hub Model as it is implemented. We will not post any information publicly without an individual’s permission. If you have any questions please contact our Agriculture Program Coordinator at 315-788-8450.
We will also develop a GIS map of Food Hub resources using the data collected and spatial analysis of producers and institutional customers, alongside other assets relevant to a food hub such as regional slaughtering facilities, in an effort to more clearly identify potential synergies.
The data collected from the multiple 2017 Pilot Projects will help define and/or refine the Food Hub Model. Some of this data will be available to producers and Food Hub customers through an online interactive portal.
A secondary outcome of this process is to create a toolkit by the end of 2017. This will be made available to all Extension Associations to help collect, map, and analyze local food resources, a critical first step for any local foods initiative.
Last updated March 14, 2018