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COVID-19 Resources


Funding to Support Emergency Feeding During COVID-19 School Closures

Find the details and applications for various emergency feeding funding opportunities available.

https://harvestny.cce.cornell.edu/submission.php?id=94&crumb=local_foods|3


Food Production, Processing and Safety Questions

Find answers to questions around the risks associated with food production and to your employees to ensure that a safe and robust food supply is maintained for the public. You can find useful links to expert resources to help address your specific questions. Resources are updated frequently as the situation changes and new information becomes available.

https://instituteforfoodsafety.cornell.edu/coronavirus-covid-19/


Employment and Agricultural Workforce Questions

The Cornell Agricultural Workforce Development team has assembled many resources to help you protect your workforce, your business, and your markets during the COVID-19 pandemic. Find H2A updates and more!

http://agworkforce.cals.cornell.edu/novel-coronavirus-covid-19/


Using Online Marketing to Build Resilience

Cornell Small Farms offers guidance on how to sell online to help build your farm's resilience through this pandemic.

https://smallfarms.cornell.edu/2020/04/using-online-marketing-to-build-resilience/


Farmer's Guide to Direct Sales Software Platforms

Created by the National Young Farmers Coalition, this guide compares farm-specific software platforms that support direct-to-consumer sales, and highlights related educational resources.

https://www.youngfarmers.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Farmers-Guide-to-Direct-Sales-Software-Platforms.pdf


Farmer's Market Safety Protocols

New York State Agriculture and Market guidance provided for farmers' market operators and vendors in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency.

https://agriculture.ny.gov/system/files/documents/2020/04/interimguidancefarmersmarkets.pdf


Best Management Practices for U-Pick Farms

Providing recommendations for best management practices and communication strategies for U-Pick operations for the 2020 season.

https://smallfarms.cornell.edu/resources/farm-resilience/best-management-practices-for-u-pick-farms-during-the-covid-19-pandemic/


Coronavirus NYC Neighborhood Food Resource Guides

Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center developed Coronavirus NYC Food Resource Guides for each NYC neighborhood to help connect community members in need with food resources during this challenging time. Each resource guide includes information related to food access within the community, such as meals for students and seniors during this time, delivery services for people with disabilities, and resources for immigrants.

https://www.nycfoodpolicy.org/coronavirus-nyc-food-reports/


Cornell Small Farms Resiliency Resources

Ideas on how to take care of yourself, your farm, and your local community. These resources offer support on the various aspects of farming during a crisis, with a focus on the current COVID-19 pandemic. The content was curated in partnership with educators, researchers and others. It is consistently updated as new information and resources are available.

https://smallfarms.cornell.edu/resources/farm-resilience/


General Questions and Updates: NY Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN)

Find the latest updates on coronavirus impacts in New York. This website is a one-stop source for links to resources for ag, workforce, food industry, food safety, dairy industry, horticulture, H-2A, family, animal care, business relief, and social distancing.

https://eden.cce.cornell.edu/



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New Guide Shares Practical Information on How to Grow and Care for Pawpaws

Not sure what a 'pawpaw' is? The pawpaw (Asimina triloba) is a fruiting tree native to the eastern United States, growing from the Florida lowlands up to the Southern Tier in New York. It is believed that the pawpaw's range is as large as it is because Indigenous Peoples cultivated this tree. Pawpaws have great value as a food crop. They contain 7 of the 9 essential amino acids and are an excellent source of iron and manganese.

Pawpaws in New York: A Guide on How to Grow and Care for Pawpaws, written by Anya Osatuke, Berry Specialist with CCE Harvest NY, Sean Dembrosky of Edible Acres in Trumansburg, NY, and Marvin Pritts of Cornell University, shares practical information on how to grow and care for pawpaws, based on conversations with growers and researchers in New York State and the information provided by the references cited.

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