Harvest of the Month Marketing Materials - Dried Beans
Becky O'Connor, Farm to School Coordinator, WNY & Finger Lakes
Harvest New York
The Harvest of the Month program was originally branded by the Buffalo Public Schools Farm to School (F2S) team. Posters, newsletters, and infographics were created by a graphic designer to help highlight and promote the consumption of locally-grown foods. The Buffalo School District F2S team partner, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County, developed content for the newsletters which is shared with parents and the school community. Infographics are displayed in the district's cafeterias.
Buffalo Public Schools has agreed to share the materials with any F2S program that would like to use them. Harvest New York has created generic versions of the materials which are available below for download. The materials can be edited and adapted for your district or program's use.
For questions, more information about editing and printing the materials, or for the Adobe InDesign files, please contact Becky O'Connor, Harvest New York's WNY Farm to Institution Coordinator.
Special thanks to Buffalo Public Schools for sharing these resources; graphic designer Julian Montague for creating the materials; and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County's SNAP-Ed nutrition educators for developing newsletter and infographic content.
Dried Beans Poster (11x17) (pdf; 93KB)
Dried Beans Poster (24x36) (pdf; 88KB)
Dried Beans Newsletter (pdf; 549KB)
Dried Beans Infographic (pdf; 1782KB)
MWBE Women's Month Celebration
March 8 - March 9, 2024Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cayuga County, in collaboration with Harvest NY and Taste NY, presents the Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises Women's Month Celebration. This 2-day event aims to foster collaboration, equity, and innovation for farm and food businesses through networking and promoting local food procurement. Buyers, and New York businesses and vendors are invited to attend free workshops and showcase their products. This event is complementary for all attendees!
Fri, March 8 (1pm - 4pm); Sat, March 9 (12pm - 4pm)
Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBE) Coffee Hour
March 12, 2024Join Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County and Harvest NY for a coffee hour to learn about the Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBE) program. An overview of the MWBE program will be provided by Precious Tshabalala, Food Systems Specialist with Harvest NY. Her focus is on distribution, procurement, diversification, access to new markets, and promotion of local foods. Precious will answer questions about how MWBE businesses can benefit from these programs. This coffee hour event will provide an informal setting for MWBE businesses to network and connect with Precious to discuss strategies and resources for farm and food MWBEs seeking to navigate state contracting. (NOTE: This program has been updated.)
10:00 am - 11:00 am (NOTE: The time of the event has been updated.)
2023 Year in Review Released2023 was an impactful year for CCE Harvest NY! Our major partners include NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets, NYC Department of Education, NYS Office of Cannabis Management, NYS Berry Growers Association, Scenic Hudson, and many more. We thank the gardeners, farmers, processors, and school food authorities that we serve. Please reach out with questions on any of our success stories highlighted in our 2023 Year in Review.
- A Study of Urban Agriculture in New York State Released
- Insect Identification for NYC Farmers and Gardeners
- Harvest NY Offers Education, Fresh Produce, and Job Readiness Training to the Rochester Community
- A New Community Garden in Nassau County
- Collaboration Leads to New Garden Opening and Educational Opportunities for Families in Transitional Housing
- Buffalo Urban Farm Day Showcases City's Flourishing Urban Growing Community
- Urban Agriculture Curriculum Design Influenced by Stakeholder Feedback
- Five Years of 30% NY Initiative Success
- Local Foods for Schools
- Buffalo Farm to School is a Net Positive
- Supporting Minority and Women-Owned Businesses in New York State
- CCE and Cornell Educators Connect at Climate Symposium
- Development of a Statewide Agritourism Program
- A Big Year for Cannabis sativa in New York
- Berry Research in NY to Inform Effective Fungicide Strategies
Field Guide: Arthropod Pests of NYC VegetablesArthropod Pests of NYC Vegetables aims to help urban farmers and gardeners find, identify, and understand the most common and important insects and other arthropod pests found in New York City farms and gardens. Some of these pests are rarely mentioned in other guides but are common in NYC. The guide emphasizes scouting tips, including how to identify pests by the damage they leave behind, even when you can't find the insect itself.
This guide was created as a collaboration between Cornell Cooperative Extension's Harvest New York team and the New York State Integrated Pest Management Program.
Urban Agriculture in New York State:A Study of New York's Urban Agriculture Landscape and Recommendations for Administrative and Legislative Action, 2022
The newly released report, Urban Agriculture in New York State: A Study of New York's Urban Agriculture Landscape and Recommendations for Administrative and Legislative Action, 2022, examines urban agriculture across New York State to create a snapshot of the industry and to provide policy recommendations to maximize the benefits of urban agriculture. In partnership with the New York Department of Agriculture and Markets (NYSDAM), the Harvest NY Urban Ag team identified the major forms of urban agriculture currently practiced in urban centers across the state and the impacts that urban agricultural practices and markets have on access to locally grown food, job creation, education opportunities, and the environment. The study concludes with recommendations for legislative and administrative action from urban agriculture practitioners to further advance urban agriculture as it is practiced across the state.