A new online guide helps Wyoming County farms and producers reach out to consumers on the go.
The “Buy Wyoming County Grown” website makes available a listing of producers offering apples to zucchini, and bedding plants to Christmas trees. Until now, a countywide listing helping consumers and tourists buy local was available only in print.
“The number of local farms and producers that sell directly to consumers continues to grow in abundance and variety, and we are pleased to be supportive of those efforts,” said Scott Gardner, Chamber President and CEO. “We invite everyone to travel through our scenic countryside, and see where our bountiful harvest grows and then take something home to enjoy.”
“You might even want to stop and enjoy a meal at one of the restaurants whose menu features food produced in the local community,” suggested Joan Petzen, agriculture program leader with Cornell Cooperative Extension.
The initiative was a joint project of the chamber and cooperative extension.
The www.BuyWyomingCountyGrown.com site includes more than 100 growers and producers, including farm stands, cheese-makers, maple syrup producers and others. Those who are looking for an agricultural or tourism experience – a farm tour, horseback riding or a visit to a wild game reserve – or refreshment in the form of craft brews or hard cider will also find listings on the site.
Unlike paper directories, the site can be added to almost continuously. Businesses that wish to be added can call the cooperative extension at (585) 786-2251.
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