Food for Thought

The Downtown Binghamton Courtyard Market Opens for the Season!

The Downtown Binghamton Courtyard Market opened for the season on July 7th. The market is a collaboration between the City of Binghamton, Rural Health Network, VINES, and several local businesses. Thomas Lewis, Community Food Coordinator with the Rural Health Network, worked with the city to establish the market as a nonprofit, as well as by providing assistance with outreach,

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New FVRx Vendors Come Aboard!

Stoughton Farm Store, located on Route 38 in Newark Valley, is open from Monday to Saturday from 9am-6pm, and Sunday from 9am-5pm. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, they are offering pre-order by phone at (607)642-3675, as well as parking lot pick-up.  Spencer...

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Farm and Food Business Directory

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...

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February News from Our Network

The Farmers Market Federation of NY is seeking an assistant director. The Assistant Director will provide leadership for programs that support farmers markets in New York State. This individual is responsible for assisting in managing the programs and operations of...

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Benefits of Farm to School: Part 3 – Communities Win!

Farm to School strengthens communities by providing multiple opportunities to build family and community engagement. While students and farmers benefit educational and economic growth opportunities from farm to school programs, involving other community members also...

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January News from Our Network

Job Opportunities Cornell Cooperative Extension Harvest NY program is hiring a Farm to Institution Coordinator. The coordinator will be responsible for contributing to the program development, delivery, assessment, and evaluation to support the increased volume and...

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Benefits of Farm to School: Part 2 – Kids Win!

Farmers, kids, and communities benefit from farm to school programs. Benefits to farmers, covered in a previous post, included significant financial opportunities resulting from local procurement. The benefits to kids will be covered this week. Farm to school is best...

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Tray Waste: Observing Habits, Implementing Solutions

What is tray waste? Tray waste, as the name implies, is the amount of food waste left behind on a student’s tray at lunch or breakfast at school. In an effort to be more eco-friendly and conscientious, as well as to improve the nutrition standards of children in...

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