I must be staying busy since the time is flying by. My original hope was to have a weekly update on this blog but it seems that I am reduced to a monthly update. I was beating myself up about that, but I realize that well, I am still updating the blog so that is a good thing.
This past month I have been working diligently on getting the Farmers Market Survey report off my desk (and by extension also off Todd Schmit’s desk too)! We are almost done! That is the great news! Thank you Roz and Katherine for agreeing to give this report a “sober second look” we both sincerely appreciate that. Once I have their comments back, I will give the report it’s final spit and polish and send it off to be published as in the Extension Bulletin.
Next steps after the report is published is to develop fact sheets, one-pager, putting a link on the NNYADP local food page and…well you get the picture as to why time is flying.
On another note, the farmers market season is HERE! You will be seeing as well road side stands opening up as well. A recent call to the office was announcing the arrival strawberries! Definitely am stopping there on my way to western Franklin tonight.
Finally, I continue to try and make county visits, but I encourage educators to use my skills, knowledge and talents most efficiently, if you have farmers who would benefit from sitting down with me one-on-one great! I am willing to do that, but it would help me tremendously if the county educator briefs me on what the farmer is interested in doing, some key questions they might have and informational resources they would need so that whatever time I spend with the farmers is the best use of all of our time.
Thanks again, and talk to you in July!
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While wading through the mail in my inbox, I came across a couple of items that are useful to share with folks about the local foods in our region as well as the country as a whole.
First the results of the CSA study in St. Lawrence county is complete and report is available online for your reading pleasure. Thank you Katherine L. for sharing this with me.
Although I have only had the chance to skim the first section I plan to read this in detail in between my travels. I have included the link below for others to check it out at their convenience.
Additionally, another article folks might find interesting is one by Michael Pollan entitled “Farmer in Chief . If you haven’t already read it, I would encourage you to do so.
Until Next time,
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