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From the Ground Up: Local Food Guide
Allegany, Cattaraugus, & Chautauqua Counties

100+ family farms, farmers markets, roadside stands and regional food businesses, farm and farmer profiles, and recipes!


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STW Regional Farmers Market Network
Next meeting - - Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 11:00 AM at the STW Offices in Salamanca.  Everyone is welcome to attend!  Contact Kimberly LaMendola for more information (

Annual Meeting and Farmers Market Fair
Thursday, March 26, 2015 - - An evening of networking, learning, and meeting reps from the region's 22 farmers markets.  Registration 4:45 PM; Meeting 5:30 PM; Market Fair 6:15 PM - - check back for more details or contact Kimberly LaMendola for more information (

Free Websites for Farms and Farmers Markets
This program helps farms and farmers markets create websites as promotional tools to grow their customer base and increase profits.

Farmers Market Federation of NY SNAP Acceptance for Farms and Markets
Important Webinars for new and re-enrolling farm stands and farmers markets to participate in New York State's SNAP EBT Program.

Webinar: Selling Your Food Product
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
10:00 AM - Noon ~ Cost: $10
Sponsored by JCC Center for Continuing Education

Webinar: Running a Great Farmers Market Booth
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
10:00 AM - Noon ~ Cost: $10
Sponsored by JCC Center for Continuing Education

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Agriculture Development Fund Grant Opportunity
Funded by WNY Regional Economic Development Council and Administered by Farm Credit East. For eligible farms in Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, and Niagara Counties Up to $50,000 available to assist with capital costs associated with value-added or direct-to-market activities on farms.  Rolling deadline; awards made until all funds are committed.