JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK (June 3, 2022): Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s Agriculture Program is excited to announce that their Chautauqua Grown program is currently being updated. Chautauqua Grown is the source for all things local foods in Chautauqua County, including a directory of farms, restaurants, farmers markets, wineries, and much more, and is available online by visiting www.cce.cornell.edu/chautauqua.
Produce that is in season right now is asparagus, beet greens, kale, lettuce, parsnips, radishes, rhubarb, scallions, spinach, and turnip greens! Some of our local farms offer U-Pick opportunities, be sure to check out their Facebook pages, which are linked in the above website. You can also find a delicious recipe for “Asparagus and Chicken Pasta” on our website so you can use your freshly picked asparagus today!
The local farmer’s markets are starting up all over the county showcasing many of the producers listed on our Chautauqua Grown website. You can also find information about the upcoming farmer’s markets online by visiting, http://chautauqua.cce.cornell.edu/chautauqua-grown/farmers-markets-and-chautauqua-produce-auction.
Chautauqua County is home to over 1,500 farms, and more than 100 are selling their products directly to consumers, through farm stores, roadside stands, and farmers markets. Chautauqua Grown helps to connect consumers to farmers by providing a comprehensive listing of all types of farms that offer fresh fruits and vegetables, meat products, honey, maple syrup, and much more! Chautauqua Grown also features a listing of restaurants that are committed to purchasing local foods, which opens new markets for area farmers. There is also a complete directory of Farmers Markets and Wineries located in Chautauqua County.
Chautauqua Grown is looking to be all inclusive and expand our listed producers, if you have a farm, farm stand, or business that sells or grows food products locally and would like to be listed in our local food guide, please reach out to our new Agriculture Program Coordinator, Cassandra Skal at 716-665-9502 Ext 202 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Agricultural Program is one of many programs offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County (CCE-Chautauqua). CCE-Chautauqua is a subordinate governmental agency with an educational mission that operates under a form of organization and administration approved by Cornell University as agent for the State of New York. It is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The association is part of the national cooperative extension system, an educational partnership between County, State, and Federal governments. As New York’s land grant university Cornell administers the system in this state. Each Cornell Cooperative Extension association is an independent employer that is governed by an elected Board of Directors with general oversight from Cornell. All associations work to meet the needs of the counties in which they are located as well as state and national goals. For more information, call 716-664-9502 or visit our website at www.cce.cornell.edu/chautauqua. Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.
Last updated June 3, 2022