August 21, 2018

Quick Takes (v28): Onondaga Grown

Quick Takes
Those of you in the CNY area have probably seen the television commercials with the guy with the impossibly deep voice singing "it's Onondaga grown" at the end. The commercials celebrate all there is to love about farming and locally grown produce, meat, eggs and other products.

Now, there's a new website from our friends at the Onondaga County Agriculture Council to further support our local farmers.

The site, onondagagrown.com, is the latest effort in this three-year old campaign to help not only the farmers, but also buyers large and small to find local products.

According to this article, there are over 700 working farms in the county, and the website lists over 100 farms, restaurants, agriculture businesses and others selling, growing or cooking with local goods.

Also noted in the article?  The date for this year's ON Farm Fest - Saturday, September 22nd -  when a number of local farms will be open for visitors. Admission is free; products will be available for purchase. A listing of the farms, which include  alpacas, veggies, beef, apples, and more - as well as a map - are on the website.

We've attended Madison County Farm Days in the past and look forward to checking out this year's event in Onondaga County.