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Finger Lake Farm — From Idea to Viable Business

Finger Lake Farm — From Idea to Viable Business

There is a cycle of food production that we have disrespected. It might be time to restore a business version of community farming. This is an example that came into being from an idea from Cornell University; Finger Lake Farm in Ithaca, NY.

I really liked how the life cycle plays out as the farm produces income, provided employment for hard to place workers and is developing a customer based that looks for their products and wants to purchase organic, pesticide-free foods.

Not all of us are going to be able to grow our food in the backyard. We don’t necessarily have one, but we can expand our ideas about how to reinstitute locally-grown foods.

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9:37AM PST on Nov 29, 2011

Great!

10:13AM PDT on Jun 15, 2011

Thanks

1:00AM PDT on Jun 10, 2011

Thank you.

3:43PM PDT on May 31, 2011

We have one local farm that started with 1 organic field, now they have 5- and are doing weekly or bi-monthly shipments of assorted produce, I love it!

4:37AM PDT on May 29, 2011

Let people be inspired!

8:48AM PDT on May 28, 2011

very interesting article,thank you.

8:32AM PDT on May 28, 2011

thanks for sharing

7:32AM PDT on May 28, 2011

The more local farming the better. Plain and simple.

12:54AM PDT on May 28, 2011

I am trying to buy more local food.

5:47PM PDT on May 26, 2011

ty so much

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