Strut out, get inspired and scale up with winter conferences, workshops and meet-ups.
It's Monday...What Better Day to Start.
Winter brings countless learning opportunities for new, beginner and seasoned farmers. Now's the time to plan, motivate and engage for the growing season ahead. Whether you're attending the Lucky Dog Local Food Hub workshop TODAY on "Producing for the Hub," or posting your last-minute registration for the NOFA-NY Winter Conference "Preserving the Past, Seeding the Future" on the 24th through 26th, there's no excuse to stay coop'd up this month.

But what if you're not ready for Big City Distribution? Scale up in smaller ways this year. Several Pure Catskills members are reaching out for vendors, products and assistance with 2014 ventures:

Lexington Farmers' Market is looking for vendors and products for its semi-monthly market (1st Friday PM, 3rd Sunday AM). Email Bonnie Blader

Andes Indoor Farmers Market needs vendors, products to sell, and educational demonstrators at a NEW community-inspired meeting place on Main Street. Email Cyndie Wright (845) 676-4000

Monthly CSA to Piermont NY wants to offer its shareholders additional Catskills products. Email Thanya (804) 938-5084 for details on how to get your product into the selection menu.
Farm to market Connection Survey

Turnkey poultry farm for sale at Cartskills FarmLink
Regional Ag Conference
You can still register (or walk in) to this conference on January 16. Find your inspiration in dairy, livestock, grazing and vegetable tracks. Start a new venture with old friends.
Shape the Conference
Fill out this quick survey about the Farm to Market Connection. What do you want to learn about in March 2014? Stay tuned for the date, time and NEW location.

Expand Your Land Base
When was the last time your checked out Catskills FarmLink? There may be a gold mine right under your nose, like this turnkey poultry farm in Schoharie.

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The Pure Catskills Buy Local campaign is a regional, economic initiative of the Watershed 

Agricultural Council. The Watershed Agricultural Council is funded by the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and other federal, foundation and private sources. The WAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider.