Our network of Greenmarket farmers markets, Farmstands, and Fresh Food Box sites, coupled with GrowNYC Wholesale, ensures that all New Yorkers have access to the freshest, healthiest local food.
Greenmarket's Technical Assistance Program
Farmer Assistance provides both aspiring and established Greenmarket farmers with business technical assistance and training designed to ensure the long-term viability of participating farms and farmland. Technical assistance is provided through both in-house services and through the engagement of cost-shared consultants.
Farmer Assistance was founded as a direct response to the wide range of technical assistance needs identified by Greenmarket producers in the Farmers on the Edge report, co-published with the Open Space Institute and with funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. As a technical assistance project Farmer Assistance was a natural extension of our existing New Farmer Development Project, which supported aspiring immigrant farmers to start their own farm businesses. The two programs joined under the FARMroots name in 2012 and has now become GrowNYC's Farmer Assistance program.
Farmer Assistance offers a wide range of Beginning Farmer programming, as well as Technical Assistance support for established producers in the following key areas:
• Financial and Business Planning
• Legal Assistance
• Strategic Marketing
• Access to Capital
• Food Safety and Risk Management
Our program is open to all producers that sell through GrowNYC's Greenmarkets system or through GrowNYC Wholesale. Please contact us for more information at email@example.com.
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