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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 and Marketing Coordinator, Kendall Blizzard at kendall@visitithaca.com or 601-272-1313 x244. 

 

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 EXTENDED until Sept 30, 2019 or until grant funding is expended. 

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

 

Escape-to-the-Maker Feature

EscapeMaker.com, New York's guide to local farm escapes and weekend getaways, is looking for farms, wineries, breweries, distilleries, farmers markets, and other agritourism destinations to be featured in a new "Escape to the Maker" series on the EscapeMaker blog. This content will exist to inspire New York City dwellers to get out of the city and back to the land for a day trip or weekend getaway. Please fill out the below questionnaire for a chance to be featured! 

Take the Survey Here

 

Cayuga Wine Trail Agriculture Appreciation Week

On August 5-11, all 14 of their member wineries will be offering Buy One Get One tastings during each of the designated weeks.  Grab a friend, and your work badge (or some form of valid documentation), to start taking advantage of this promotion. Only one of you needs to work in the field to do this! You’ll also be given an “appreciation card” to keep with you all week. Each winery will stamp that you’ve been there. Turn this in at the end of the week (or day if you know you’ll only be out once) and the wine trail office will mail you a goodie depending on how many you visit (4, 8, 12, or all 14).

View more event information here

 

Culinary Historians of New York

The Culinary Historians of New York (CHNY) Scholar’s Grant promotes research and scholarship in the field of culinary history and is awarded annually to individuals seeking financial support for a current, well-developed project that will culminate in a book, article, paper, film, or other scholarly endeavor, including ephemera. This Scholar's Grant is unrestricted and can be used to support research, conference attendance, or other activities; recipients of the CHNY Scholar's Grant are expected to report on their project in the academic year following the award. The CHNY Scholar's Grant is merit-based; financial need is not considered in making the award.

View Information Here

 

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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