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.
March 5, 2019
The Hotel Ithaca
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 607-272-1313.