Welcome to Chenango Farm Fresh! Our goal is simply to build a connection between you, the customer and member of the community, and your local farmers. Our farmers and producers carry the freshest local products, putting the most flavor on your plate.
Community Supported Agriculture: The following information outlines how our site and ordering system works.
Chenango Farm Fresh connects the farmer who grows the food to the people who eat the food.
Our program works with local producers, asking them to list their farms and the produce they sell. All of the producers represented here are from the Chenango County area. Producers provide contact information, and all transactions are directly with the producer
Baskets and shares
Producers provide shares, or baskets, filled with assorted produce and other items. The baskets are presented here for consumers to purchase and the proceeds go back to the producers.
The little extras...
In addition to baskets, some producers provide additional products that can be added to orders. These items may include maple products, honey, or eggs.
We accept weekly orders where by you order this week and pick up your produce next week.
Pick Your Payment
For greater security, orders on chenangofarmfresh.com are paid through PayPal, using your PayPal account, Credit, or Debit Card. You DO NOT have to have a PayPal account in order to use the site. Customer's choosing payment through FoodStamps will be directed to finish their order with payment at a convenient physical location.
Picking it up
Chenango Farm Fresh does not provide shipping for producers. However, each producer brings their baskets and other products to local "Pick-up Locations". You are able to choose a pick up location when ordering. Producer email and phone contacts are provided if you have questions or special requests.
When you purchase with Chenango Farm Fresh, you are shopping local foods from local producers. It doesn't get any fresher than that!
Chenango Farm Fresh
Chenango Farm Fresh is facilitated in the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chenango County office by Jacqui Rayne, Project Coordinator. Thanks to the Farmers Market Promotion Project, the Chenango CCE received grant funding from the USDA until the end of 2013. We are honored that our project idea was chosen and are driven to make each year a success. Most importantly, we are working to make fresh, local food available to everyone in the county, no matter how much a household earns, direct from the farmer to you.
Chenango Farm Fresh works on a few simple concepts...
Fresh food just tastes better. Picked at its peak, it has vibrant colors and much more flavor.
Local food does not have to travel miles upon miles to get to your plate. Less mileage means more nutrition, and that freshness means fewer chemicals to preserve it and more vitamins going into your body.
Only a fraction of the money you spend at the grocery store goes back to the farmer. When buying local, a high percentage goes directly to the farmer, stimulating the local economy and job markets for the entire county. With Chenango Farm Fresh, there is no overhead other than a small amount to keep the website functional. All orders are pre-paid, meaning farmers can plan their crops accordingly and be guaranteed a purchase a week in advance!
Find new kinds of vegetables, new ways of cooking and new family favorites.
See where your food comes from. See the farm, the farmer, and interact. Develop a relationship with them and know where it all comes from! Kids want to eat food that they know! Even veggies!
Chenango Farm Fresh is an ever-growing project. After our first successful year, we will add more products and drop off locations, later to share our successful model with the counties around us.
Busy schedules and heavy workloads don't make it easy to shop around, research your food, or even eat a healthy diet. With multiple, convenient drop-off locations, we hope to make it a breeze to buy local. Making 'fresh' convenient, more money goes into our community and a true appreciation for one of Chenango County's greatest assets, Agriculture, spreads.
Lastly, no one should be excluded from being able to buy fresh food due to income. We have specially designed our ‘baskets' to be aware of all budget levels. On Chenangofarmfresh.com, you can pay online directly or stop into a designated processing location; we very proudly accept Food Stamp/EBT payments.