Our Good Farming initiative supports sustainable agriculture and is designed to grow and connect our local food system by training new farmers, supporting existing farm businesses and educating consumers. In addition to the programs below, we provide consulting services for private companies, municipal government, and anchor institutions to cultivate local farms and fill gaps in economic development activities.
Good Farming work includes:
Aspiring farmers and food system leaders are provided foundational knowledge and training through a Certificate in Sustainable Agriculture and optional apprenticeship placement program.
Farmers at all stages in their operation as well as agricultural professionals are provided with support, workshops, resources, and a regional listserv.
Eat Local Month is our annual effort (April) to focus attention on local growers, fishermen and restaurants and includes our annual Chef’s Potluck.
Comprehensive map includes purveyors, distributors, and farmers' markets