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Screenshot of Of the Forest Farm Website
Microgrant Project: OfTheForestFarm.com
From websites and professional photography to physical signage for the farm, the microgrant program can help your business draw in more visitors and revenue. See below for more details.
Photo of Kegs at Enfield Glen Hop Yard
Microgrant Project: Serving Kegs for Visitors
This is an example of making a business more visitor friendly. For a brewery, serving their beer to visitors is essential. These kegs are helping Enfield Glen Hop Yard transition into a visitor ready environment.
Underhill road signage
Microgrant Project: Road Signage
Creating a sign for your business, lets visitors know where you are but also creates more brand awareness as people drive by.

Farm to Fork Tourism Partners

Are you an agriculture or culinary professional? Then this page is for you.

Farm to Fork Microgrant Program

Microgrants of up to $500 will be available to farm and agriculinary businesses looking to start new agriculinary enterprises or to market or expand existing enterprises. The purpose of the grant is to help kick start new farm ventures or expand existing ventures, with a focus on initiating or expanding agriculinary tourism opportunities in Tompkins County.

2019 Microgrant Application
Rolling applications until Sept 1, 2019 or until grant funding is expended. 

2019 Microgrant Final Report
Due November 30, 2019. Requires photographs and invoices.

 

Agriculinary Tourism Conference

March 5, 2019
The Hotel Ithaca
8:30am-5pm

VIEW MORE CONFERENCE INFORMATION HERE!

Thank you to all who attended!

The Tompkins County Tourism Program, in collaboration with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County and the Ithaca/Tompkins Convention & Visitors Bureau, is pleased to announce our 2019 Agriculinary Tourism Conference focused on helping farm and food venues build relationships and develop new initiatives to attract visitors and to grow revenue. 

Panelists: 

Key Note Speaker: Becker Farm
Mindy and Oskar Vizcarra

Break Out Session A

Farm-to-Table Cuisine: Creating Successful Farmer/Chef Relationships
Brud Holland - FLX Culinary Bounty + Fox Run Winery
Emily Thompson - Remembrance Farm
Heather Sanford - The Piggery
Frank Purrazzi - Serendipity Catering (formerly Northstar House)
Andre Jacquet - Agava
Silas Conroy - Headwater Foods

Hosting Events: Challenges and Opportunities
Allison Usavage - Sweet Bough Wedding Collective
Rachel Conroy - Kinship & Company
Gordie Gallup - Silver Queen Farm
Mark Renodin - Six MIle Creek Winery

Break Out Session B

Digging Deeper: Seed-to-Table
Sarah Barden - Ithaca is Foodies Culinary Tour
Dr Michael Mazourek - Row 7 Seeds
Kara Cusolito and Aaron Munzer - Plow Break Farm
Lisa Jockenheere and Justin Paterson - Hazelnut Kitchen

Providing Overnight Accommodations
Rita Rosenberg - RoseBarb Farm Cottage
Erica Frenay - Shelterbelt Farm
Chrys Gardner - Air BnB
Steve Siergk - Hawk Meadow Farm

How to Market your Agriculinary Tourism Business
Dr Cory Young - Strategic Communications, Ithaca College

 

Have questions about Farm to Fork or Agriculinary related programs?  Please contact Kendall Blizzard, Agriculinary Tourism and Marketing Coordinator at kendall@visitithaca.com or call 607-272-1313. 

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