Food and Health Network of South Central NY
December, 2014 E-NewsletterLike us on Facebook 
Full Time FaHN Program Coordinator position now open!
FaHN is seeking a dedicated food system advocate to help grow our regional food system!

The Coordinator position is a challenging, full time leadership position responsible for member support, program administration, policy and resource development and supervision of volunteers/interns.

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for full position description and qualifications or click here:

FaHN Coordinator Position Description


Send resume to [email protected]

 or mail to FaHN Search Committee, Rural Health Network SCNY, P.O. Box 416, Whitney Point, N.Y. 13862-0416, by January 10, 2015. 

Get Involved and Win a Prize!
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Help Grow the Food and Health Network of South Central New York  

 At the FaHN December Annual Planning meeting we had a lively, excited group and worked hard on developing a work plan for 2015. We are still processing all the great ideas and information and intend to share the work plan in late January. In the mean time we cannot move forward without your help! If you have not yet become a member or sponsor we urge you to do so. If you are already a member or sponsor, thank you! However, we still need your help. If you can commit to recruiting at least one person to join, that would go a long way!

We made it to just under $2,000 and we need to reach our goal of $10,000. Please invest in your food system today.

Everyone is a food system stakeholder, and we invite you to join FaHN as a 2015 member or sponsor. Become a member or sponsor NOW!  

Don't forget we have a special new addition to the campaign, thanks to four local food businesses. As a reward 
for your help recruiting members/sponsors, we are offering prizes for the top two member and top two sponsor recruiters! 


Black Bear Winery: A four person tour and tasting at the unique Black Bear Winery, a fruit winery nestled in a warm cabin in a beautiful part of Broome County. The types of wine change by the month and there is always a new taste to discover with owners Sandy and Mark Stacey.   
Finger Lakes Distilling: A four person tour and tasting at the one and only Finger Lakes  Distillery, a NYS Farm Distilling. Brian McKenzie and Earl McKenzie both share a passion for spirits and decided to work  together to create a distillery on the shores of Seneca Lake.   

Brewery Ommegang: A four person tour and tasting at Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown, the town that once was the king of hop production. The brewery was built back in 1997 on 136 acres of land that once was a hop farm. It was actually the first farmstead brewery to be built in the United States in over 100 years!


Finger Lakes Tea: A four person tour and tasting at the only tea farm in the Finger Lakes. Mark and Lily are passionate about tea and are excited to share it with all those folks who are also curious about the production and art of tea.  


      We would like to thank all those organizations who have been kind enough to offer these prizes to the Food and Health Network. We are truly grateful for your contributions! Contact [email protected] to learn more. 

2014 Accomplishments from our Region
 FaHN's strength is fueled by the dedication, support and knowledge contributed by its stakeholders, partners, members, sponsors and volunteers. We couldn't do it without You.

2014 has been a very busy and successful year. We cannot help but showcase all of your hard work!

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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