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Local foods systems provide several advantages. Buying locally strengthens regional economies, supports family farms, and provides delicious, "fresh-from-the-farm" foods for consumers.

This website, created by Cornell Cooperative Extension Agriculture Educators, is designed to increase “freezer trade” (the sale of whole, halves, quarters of animals and bulk bundles of meat). Our goal is to give you the consumer a platform to find a farm that fits your needs and preferences when sourcing locally raised meats. You can search for farms in your neighborhood or by species across the region. You will learn how each farm raises their livestock and about their farming practices; allowing you to choose the meats that meet your family’s wants and needs and, ultimately, Find your Farmer!

This website was made possible through a NE SARE Partnership Grant. SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education) is part of the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. SARE offers competitive grants to projects that explore and address key issues affecting the sustainability and future economic viability of agriculture.

Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) is a non-profit community education agency. We are affiliated with Cornell University as part of the national land grant university system started in 1862. The Cornell Cooperative Extension System extends Cornell University's land-grant programs to citizens all across New York State.

For more information about this website contact:

Matt LeRoux
Agriculture Marketing Specialist
Cornell Cooperative Extension – Tompkins