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August, 2014 E-NewsletterLike us on Facebook 
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Welcome Ariela! FaHN is excited to announce the arrival of our new VISTA member

Ciao, my name is Ariela. I was born and raised in Cleveland Ohio. For as long as I can remember I have vivid memories of coming home from school and seeing my dad, dressed in a red and white apron, cooking in the kitchen. The smell of rice, cumin and cardamom would fill the house and distract me as I tried to get my homework done. At that point and until my second year of college, food was something that nourished my body and that I also happened to enjoy. I had not yet realized that it was actually possible to study food and have a career that would enable me to provide others with a similar sense of nourishment and enjoyment. My passion for food eventually led me to the perfect place to study it, Italy. Nestled in the northwestern corner of Italy, close to Turin, was the University of Gastronomic Sciences, where I spent three unforgettable years. From the philosophy of food to sensory analysis, from food processing to the history of agriculture, I was finally learning about food in a multidisciplinary way alongside others who were just as excited as me to be studying the complexity of food and food systems.  Check out the full post to learn more ...»


FaHN Visit to Finger Lakes Fresh Food Hub   

A very big thank you to our friends at the Finger Lakes Fresh Food Hub and Challenge Workforce Solutions for hosting us for a tour and engaging discussion on food hubs, food safety, GAPs certification, product development, and much more! Did you know that you can get their whole wheat tortillas, made with Farmer Ground Flour, in many grocery stores? View a map of locations here, or check facebook for the latest updates.  

CHOW Community Food Bus in Whitney Point 
CHOW Community Food Bus
The new CHOW Community Food Bus has been visiting Whitney Point each Thursday for the past month, providing fresh fruits, vegetables and other items for sale at a low cost. The bus accepts EBT, cash and credit. You can also find the bus and purchase fruits and vegetables in Deposit, Windsor, and Binghamton. Contact [email protected] for a schedule and to ask questions.   


USDA Local Food Directories  
We hope you celebrated the 15th annual National Farmers' Market week with a visit to your local market and enjoyed the August bounty! The USDA announced the growth of the National Farmers' Market Directory, and the addition of three more: the CSA Enterprise Directory, National Food Hub Directory, and the National On-Farm Market Directory. Learn more here.
News and Events 
August Food and Health Network Meeting 

Date: Thursday, August 28th, 2014
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Tioga County Office Building, Legislative Conference Room
                 56 Main Street, Owego, NY

Please join the Food and Health Network for an important discussion on sustainability, the 2015 Membership and Sponsorship Campaign, and future educational forums, including the 2015 Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act. Join us in welcoming Ariela, our new FaHN VISTA, and for networking and tasty local food refreshments!

Please RSVP to [email protected] or 607-692-7669 by Tuesday, August 26th.  

An Introduction to MarketLink: Are you eligible to receive a free SNAP/EBT system for your market?
Farmers Market Coalition &  Wholesome Wave 
August 13th, 3:00 - 4:30PM 
Register here.
CADE: Hop Aboard! Learning Series - Planning Your Hops Yard
August 14th, 6:00-7:30 p.m 
Roots Brewery, 175 Main Street, Oneonta, NY 13820
Learn more and register.
ARC "Bon Appétit Appalachia!" Food Tourism Campaign Event 
August 14th 
Press Conference, 12:45PM  
River Walk Deck, Front St, Owego 
Food Tourism Workshop, 2:00PM, Owego Treadway Inn, Owego, NY Learn more here.
CCE Broome: 5th Annual Fresh Food Face Off
August 19th, 6:00PM 
CCE Broome Cutler Botanic Garden  
840 Upper Front, Binghamton 
Lean more here.  
GAPs Online Produce Safety Course 
National GAPs Program at Cornell University
September 3 - 23, 2014
Farm Catskills Harvest Days

Each year, Farm Catskills

volunteers wash, clean, chop, puree and process vegetables for freezing. Harvest Days turns excess bounty into long-term goodness. They are looking for volunteers to help out starting this month. Learn more here.  

Grants, Opportunities, and Resources

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. 

Home Depot Foundation, Community Impact Grants, Deadline for Application, August 15, 2014. Learn more.

USDA Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers Program, Deadline for Application: August 27, 2014. Learn more here.

Holistic Management International, "Beginning Farmers and Ranchers: Women in the Northeast" Program, Deadline for New York Applications, September 10, 2014. Learn more here.

Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge, Deadline to register September 8, 2014. Deadline to complete application, September 15, 2014. Learn more about the challenge and apply here.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) 2015 Culture of Health Prize
Deadline for Phase 1 Applications, September 17, 2014. Learn more here.

USDA Pilot Project for Procurement of Unprocessed Fruits and Vegetables
Interested State Distributing Agencies (SDAs) must submit an application by September 30, 2014. Learn more.

Whole Kids Foundation, School Garden Grants. Application open September 1- October 31, 2014. Learn more.

WealthWorks Training for Coaches and Coordinators, October 2014. Registrations are on a first-received basis - learn more and submit an application here.

Advanced Notice:
2015 Northeast SARE Partnership Grants, Deadline for Application, November 4, 2014. Learn more.
2015 Northeast SARE Farmer Grants, Deadline for Applications, December 2, 2014. Learn more.

Rural Health Service Corps, View available positions here.

New Resources:

2014 Members and Sponsors

Organizational Members
Binghamton Regional Sustainability Coalition (BRSC)
Broome County Council of Churches 
Broome County Health Department
Broome-Tioga BOCES Food Service
Center for Agricultural Development and Entrepreneurship (CADE)
Chenango County Health Department
Chenango Health Network
Cornell Cooperative Extension Broome County
Cornell Cooperative Extension Tioga County
Finger Lakes Fresh Food Hub & Challenge Workforce Solutions
Food Bank of the Southern Tier
Hatherleigh Foundation
Healthy Lifestyles Coalition (United Way)
Rural Health Network of South Central New York
Seven Valley's Health Coalition
Tioga County Farm Bureau
Tioga County Hunger Coalition
Tioga Opportunities, Inc.
Tompkins County Food Distribution Network
 TouchPoint Support Services at Lourdes Hospital
United Health Services (UHS)
 VINES: Volunteers Improving Neighborhood Environments

Individual Members
Susan Adair
Diane Albrecht
Richard Andrus
Karen Bayer
Mark Bordeau
Ray Denniston
Nancy Eckstrom
Matthew Griffin
Pamela Guth
Sonia Janiszewski
Susan Paredez
Jeffrey Piestrak
Tony Preus
Jack Salo
Lauren Tonti
Jennifer Wilkins

Diane Albrecht
Beth Bossong
Davidson Fox & Company
Finger Lakes Fresh Food Hub & Challenge Workforce Solutions
Sarah Manchester
NBT Bank
Glenda Neff
Charles Place
Jack Salo
Linda Seeger
Natalie Thompson
United Health Services (UHS)
Shawn Yetter
Victoria Zeppelin
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