The Buy Local Campaign is a community based initiative that evolved out of expressed interest to sustain local agriculture and build a stronger local food system in Cortland and surrounding counties. Our goals are to foster the environmental, economic and social vitality of our community by increasing the connections between consumers and farmers. Through outreach, marketing, and special initiatives we seek to raise individual and institutional awareness about the benefits of buying fresh locally grown and made products and to make local food an integral part of daily life.
We are currently working on increasing farm to restaurant connections, establishing farm to institution connections and providing access to fresh and nutritious food to low-income families.
Find dates and times here for local farmers' markets in Cortland, Homer, Virgil & Cinncinnatus, and also contacts for some local producers.
Enjoy one of New York's finest agricultural products, in-season now! You can find a list of local U-Pick apple farms on our site.
July is the time for fresh raspberries in the Finger Lakes. You can find a list of the local U-Pick raspberry farms on our site.
Strawberries are in season during the month of June here in the Finger Lakes. Find a list of U-Pick strawberry farms here in our region.
Blueberries are an important crop throughout our region. Enjoy a day outdoors with friends and family at a U-Pick blueberry farms near you.
Whether you like sweet cherries for eating out-of-hand, or sour cherries for pie, you'll find a U-Pick farm here on our lists.
Last updated April 28, 2015