Farm to Market Connection 2014
Register for the Farm to Market Connection
Join us for a day of networking and education for beginning farmers, those scaling up and those expanding their markets. Gather with local food advocates from across the region including farmers, retailers, restaurateurs, specialty food producers, distributors, farmers' market staff and economic development practitioners. Register online for the Farm to Market Conference and get your growing season off to the right start!
Tentative Schedule:
9:30 - 10 am              Registration
10 - 10:15 am            Welcome Address
10:15 - 11 am            State of the Foodshed II Address
11 - 11:45 am            Panel: Working Together to Build the Catskills
Noon - 1:30 pm         Local Foods Luncheon & trade show, featuring:

Farm Hack

Food Hub networking

Catskills FarmLink Up

Local food sampling

Photo booth  

1:45 - 3 pm               Workshops and Panel I in Beginning Farmer,
                                 ScalingUP and New Market Tracks
3:15 - 4:30 pm       Workshops and Panel II (see below)
Renew your Pure Catskills membership and get a FREE head shot taken by professional portrait photographer Andy Ryan!

DATE: Sunday, March 30th
 9:30 am - 4:30 pm, local foods lunch included
The Michael Ritchie Big Barn Center at the Center for Discovery, Hurleyville 

Contact Farm to Market Manager Beth McKellips at (607) 865-7090 for more information.
Now's the Time to
Get in the Guide!
For just $35, become a member to receive all the benefits of our multi-faceted branding campaign. We promote your business through Pure Catskills in print, online and various membership materials. Join online at the Pure Catskills Membership Sign Up Page now through April 4.
Calling All Vendors:
PFM Wants YOU!
Your time is NOW to sell at the Pakatakan Farmers' Market. PFM is accepting applications for new vendors, farmers and artists for the 2014 summer season. Find more information, rules and the application online; the deadline FOR ALL applications is March 15. PFM is open Saturdays, 9a-2p, mid-May through mid-October.

Maple Fest:  

Celebrating Maple Syrup

Experience a taste of the "sweet world of maple sugaring" as part of the New York Maple Weekend at the Agroforestry Resource Center on March 22. Learn about sugar mapling processes, then enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast. Free and open to the public; call CCE-Greene at (518) 622-9820. 

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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.