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Local Foods

Herkimer County Local Foods Map

The map is intended to serve as a guide for those who want to enjoy fresh local foods. It is available at the Cornell Cooperative Extension office in East Herkimer. You can also view a pdf of this map on our Farmers’ Market page at http://blogs.cornell.edu/cceherkimer/nutrition-programs/local-farmers-markets/.

Click here for the 2019 Herkimer County Local Foods Map. The 2019 version is available at our office in East Herkimer and will be available at many of the vendors on our map & at Herkimer County Farmers’ Markets this summer. You can also click on the link above or the picture below to see a pdf version.

Herkimer County Produce Cycle Brochures

Eighteen brochures highlighting a vegetable that grows well in Herkimer County are available.

Featured vegetables include asparagus, beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cucumber, eggplant, garlic, green beans, lettuce, peas, peppers, potatoes, summer squash & zucchini, sweet corn, Swiss chardtomatoes, and winter squash. Each brochure provides information on growing; purchasing; preparing (including healthy recipes); preserving, and composting.

The brochures were developed as part of a project promoting increased vegetable consumption in Herkimer County; funded by the “Creating Healthy Places to Live Work and Play” grant through Herkimer County HealthNet working with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Herkimer County. The goal of this effort was to enhance the variety and visibility of vegetables offered to help families choose, prepare, and enjoy healthier meals.

AsparagusBeetsBroccoliCabbageCarrotsCucumbers

 

 

 

 

EggplantGarlic

Green BeansLettucePeas

 

 

 

 

 

PotatoesSweet CornSummer squash and zucchiniSwiss chardTomatoesWinter squash

 

 

 

 

Wild Game Resources

The Wild Harvest Table 

The Wild Harvest Table started as a celebration of the culinary bounty represented by wild game and fish in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. Cornell Cooperative Extension Nutrition Educator, Moira Tidball, from Seneca County started the website in January of 2009 as a resource for game and fish recipes, nutrition information, and preparation techniques. Her partner, Dr. Keith G. Tidball, Senior Extension Associate in the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) at Cornell, helped with the inception of the website and recognized potential research questions evolving from the project. With the help of Dr. Paul Curtis from DNR, the team secured USDA funding for “Leveraging the Locavore Movement: Exploring Family and Community Food Decision-making” to examine how the “locavore” movement presents an opportunity to study and influence citizen’s decision-making about procuring, preparing, and consuming wild fish and game.

All of the recipes on the website have been tested to be delicious and relatively simple to prepare! Nutrition facts are included, though some species do not have nutrition information available. Part of their research is investigating this gap in nutrition information for wild game and fish species. More information on this can be found under “Nutrition Findings” in the “Helpful Resources” section.

Check out the page at: http://blogs.cornell.edu/wildharvesttest/

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