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Food and Health Network of South Central NY
March, 2014 E-Newsletter
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We're over 80% of the way towards our 2014 goal! 
Thank you to all of our new and renewed members and sponsors! We still need your support to reach our $5,000 goal by the end of March. Visit our website to learn more and join. 


Organizational Members: 

Diane Albrecht
Beth Bossong
Glenda Neff
Charles Place
Jack Salo
Linda Seeger
United Health Services (UHS) 
Victoria Zeppelin
Individual Members: 
Susan Adair
Diane Albrecht
Richard Andrus
Karen Bayer
Mark Bordeau
Ray Denniston
Nancy Eckstrom
Matthew Griffin
Sonia Janiszewski
Susan Paredez
Jeffrey Piestrak
Tony Preus
Jack Salo
Lauren Tonti
Jennifer Wilkins
Food for Thought Visit our blog
2014 Farm Bill Drilldown: Local and Regional Food Systems, Healthy Food Access, and Rural Development
You can read the article and other posts from the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition here.

The Local Food Market & Cafe - Bringing Local Food to Downtown Cortland 
The Local Food Market, slated to open later this Spring, will be a full-service grocery store that sources as local as possible. The adjoining Whole Heart Cafe aims to provide the community with convenient and affordable prepared food made with seasonal, organic and locally grown ingredients, along with nutritious beverages. They are currently looking for community support to raise funds so that the cafe can also open this Spring. You can learn all about the Market & Cafe's vision and goals on the website, and visit their Indiegogo campaign here.
News and Events 
March Monthly FaHN Gathering

WHEN: Thursday, March 27 
LOCATION: Broome County Council of Churches, Rosen Room, 3 Otseningo St, Binghamton
As many of you know, March is a critical time for FaHN to demonstrate community support in order to meet our 2014 Membership and Sponsorship goal and more forward with funding for a full time staff coordinator. It's also an important time for us to decide what that staff position will look like and our work plan priorities in 2015. Please join us for this important conversation on the future of FaHN! 

RSVP to [email protected] or 607-697-7669 by Tuesday, March. 25th.

Mark your calendars! Check here regularly for details and documents for upcoming events.

NY Agricultural Literacy Week 
March 17th - 21st
This year's book is Who Grew My Soup?
Soil to Table Workshop and Farm to Table Dinner 

March 22, 2:00pm-6:00pm
NYS Grange, 100 Grange Place, Cortland

View the workshop schedule and register.  

NY Maple Weekend
March 22-23 & 29-30, 10am-4pm each day
NY Small Farms Summit - Beyond Direct Marketing: Exploring New Ways to Sell 
Rescheduled for March 24

Regional host sites around the state - view the list and register.  

Pure Catskills: Farm to Market Connection 
March 30, 9:30am-4:30pm 
Michael Ritchie Big Barn at the Center for Discovery, Hurleyville, NY

Understanding Food Systems and Their Prospects for Economic Development -

Stephen Vogel, PhD, Economist, USDA 

April 10, 10:30am-12:00pm 
Mann Library, Room 160, Cornell University 
Grants and Other Opportunities
Let us know if you are interested in applying for a food/health-related funding opportunity! The Food and Health Network is here to facilitate effective, regional collaboration. We'd love to assist in connecting you with other organizations in our region that can strengthen your application and build your project's capacity and resources. 

Food Hub Development Grants, Application Deadline: March 30, 2014. Learn more.

USDA Community Food Projects,
Application Deadline: March 31, 2014. Learn more.
NYS Fresh Connect Program - Farmers' Market Projects, Appplication Deadline: April 2, 2014. View the RFP

Growing Food Connections - Community Partnerships
Nominations accepted from Feb. 1 - April 30, 2014. Learn more.

2015 USDA Farm to School Grant Program - Learn More
Conference/Event Grants, Deadline April 2, 2014.
Planning, Implementation and Support Service Grants, Deadline April 30, 2014

NY Farm Viability Institute - Learn More
Agriculture Innovation Center Grants, Deadline April 27, 2014
Outreach & Applied Research Grants, Deadline April 27, 2014 

Food and Agriculture Librarian, Albert R. Mann Library, Cornell University
Application Deadline, March 23, 2014 - View the position description here

2014 VINES Summer Youth Employment Program
Application Deadline, April 7, 2014 - Learn more and apply online here.

2014 Rural Health Service Corps Positions Available - View available positions.

NOFA-NY, Certification Director
NOFA-NY Certified Organic, LLC, a USDA-accredited organic certification agency, is seeking a dynamic Certification Director to lead the grassroots organization into the next decade. This position is based in NOFA-NY, LLC's Binghamton, NY office. View the full description here.
Food and Health Network, Food Policy Volunteer 
FaHN is seeking an enthusiastic volunteer for a new Food Policy Committee. Interested individuals should contact r[email protected] or call 607-692-7669.
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