At Rural Health Network, we understand things are rapidly changing and recognize the need for a collaborative solution that will provide consumers accurate information about local food availability while giving local businesses access to markets. Along with other regional entities (including the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce, Center for Agricultural Development and Entrepreneurship, Delaware County Cornell Cooperative Extension, Watershed Ag Council, Pure Catskills, and Great Western Catskills), RHN is encouraging local food businesses (farms, farm businesses, restaurants, grocery stores, liquor stores, and others) to use this shared directory to get your information out to the community!  

The ripeCommunity Directory allows food businesses to create a listing for themselves and update food availability in real time, giving consumers a cost-free, one source, way to access accurate information about food options, hours of operations, ordering instructions, and food safety precautions. Community members can also use this platform to understand donation support options, regardless of a business’ operational status. 

Additional instructions for food businesses and consumers can be found by clicking here. If you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to contact or (Jess Barbini, Farm to School Coordinator).