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North Star Food Hub

The North Star Food Hub 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 funded an effort to launch a food hub initiative across these counties. State Sen. Patricia A. Ritchie, who is chairwoman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, secured the funding.

This Food Hub initiative is off and running! Click here to view the North Star Food Hub website. This community initiative is administered by CCE of Jefferson County, but shares this effort through a number of partnerships. A Food Hub Steering Committee, comprised of representatives from the four county region, is helping to set priorities and direction. In addition, Field Goods, LLC has been retained to assist producers, expand markets, and conduct the day-to-day implementation of the food hub’s activities. Visit Field Good’s website by clicking here ( 


Catherine Moore
Agriculture and Natural Resources Issue Leader
(315) 788-8450 ext. 236

Last updated April 4, 2019