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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, culinary, or beverage professional? Then this page is for you.

This page is meant for people who are farmers, chefs, restaurant owners, local craft producers, or work in a relevant field. This website will be updated with programs, workshops and other opportunities that can assist you in growing your business. If you have any questions, please contact Agriculinary Tourism Marketing Coordinator, Kendall Blizzard at kendall@visitithaca.com.

COVID-19 Resources

For Visit Ithaca's page regarding COVID-19, please visit: visitithaca.com/partner-resources
For the Tompkins Chamber's page regarding COVID-19, please visit: tompkinschamber.org/covid-19-business-resources/

Farm to Fork Microgrant Program

2020 Microgrant Application + Final Report 
Click here for the Word Document
Click here for the PDF Form

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.

2020 Microgrant Application - Open with a COVID-19 assistance possibility 
Rolling applications accepted until September 25,2020 or until grant funding is expended. 
*There are many changes to the microgrant application this year. Please read the grant in its entirety.*

2020 Microgrant Final Report 
Due November 30, 2020. Requires photographs and invoices.

 

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

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2020 Visit Ithaca Travel Guide
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