Ontario County Local Food Page
It's time to eat local!
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ontario County is passionate about local foods from farms in and around Ontario County. Learn about ways to include more locally-produced food in your meals, how to buy and use local foods, techniques for preserving foods at home and linking local farms to local markets.
Farmers markets and CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture) are two ways for consumers to access fresh, unique varieties of local produce. Click here for more information: Community Supported Agriculture, CSA's in Ontario County
Contact information: Marie Anselm (585) 394-3977 x 402 Marie
The local food movement is a trend that is here to stay! People from all walks of life and all backgrounds are united in their desire to eat healthier, support their local economy and know where their food comes from.
Enjoy Ontario County's bounty of roadside farm stands, weekly farmers' markets, u-pick farms, produce farms, CSA's and livestock farms. Find products such as maple syrup, honey, milk, produce, meat, poultry and eggs to add to your shopping list of local foods.
Eating and purchasing local products will help keep Ontario County in the top 10% of the best places to farm in the United States!
Below is a listing of some websites you might find helpful for researching local food:
Edible Finger Lakes
Finger Lakes Culinary Bounty
Finger Lakes Visitor's Connection
New York Wine and Culinary Center
Ontario County Agriculture
The new and updated Ontario County Local Food Guide is available!
The local food guide is a representation of the diversity of the producers providing you a farm fresh direct to you experience. This guide is not a complete listing of Ontario County's producers that sell locally, only those that wished to be listed.
2016 Ontario County Local Food Guide
To be listed in the 2017 Local Food Guide, contact Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ontario County at 585-394-3977 x 427 or email Nancy
The Ontario County Local Food Library is designed as a resource for consumers who want more information on items grown and produced locally. Consumers will find information on: when an item is available, where to find it, tips on picking, serving ideas and home preservation tips and links.