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Category Archives: Local Farms and Food

Bill Would Help New York’s Next Generation of Famers Find Affordable Farmland

The New York State Senate passed legislation earlier this summer — supported by American Farmland Trust — to improve access to farmland for beginning farmers. The state Assembly passed the bill in February, and the next step is for the Assembly to send the bill to Governor Cuomo for his signature. American Farmland Trust conducted […]

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New York Council Visits Lenox Hill Neighborhood House

American Farmland Trust’s New York Council traveled to New York City this month to visit the Lenox Hill Neighborhood House with GrowNYC.  “Our visit was extremely educational,” said New York Council member Peter Ten Eyck. “We learned about the challenges foodservice workers are facing as they try to get fresh healthy produce out of the farm […]

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New York Farm Products Featured at State Procurement Trade Show

Last week’s 14th annual New York State Purchasing Forum and Trade Show, entitled “Planting Seeds Today for Tomorrow’s Success” included a special section showcasing New York agriculture for the first time in the event’s history. The trade show, hosted by the state Office of General Services at the Empire State Plaza in Albany, included 200 […]

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Crafting a Healthy Food Economy to Reduce Obesity

David Haight, New York State Director for American Farmland Trust (AFT), joined Tanya Fields of BLK Projek to present Healthy Food System, Healthy People, Healthy Economies at the Healthy Community Development Conference in Rochester last month. The conference was hosted by Designing a Strong and Healthy New York (DASH NY), a coalition coordinated by the New York Academy of […]

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American Farmland Trust, Beekman 1802, and Culinary Institute of America Host Film Screening for Students

NO FARMS NO FOOD: THE FIRST SEASON Farmers and chefs have a lot in common. Farmers grow food. Chefs prepare food. They are vital links in our food chain. American Farmland Trust, the Fabulous Beekman Boys and the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) are screening The First Season,  a powerful documentary film about dairy farming, […]

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