The Local Food System: Farmers and Farmers Markets

Natalie Maynor
July 12, 2011

Over the past decade, demand for local foods has grown dramatically. In the Southern Tier, the number of farmers' markets and small farms is growing, and policymakers are paying more attention to the potential economic benefits of a strong local food system.

Niechelle Wade, owner of Sunny Hill Farm
Laura Biasillo, Agricultural Economic Development Specialist, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County
Dr. Miguel Gomez, Assistant Professor in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economic and Management, Cornell University