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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Gena Haskett is a writer/blogger/vlogger who knows her way around a plate or two.

Photo Screenshot from the the video created by the MPD unit of Newhouse School of Public Communications/Wally Reeves


Jim Ven
Jim Venabout a year ago

thanks for sharing.

Holly Lawrence
Holly Lawrence6 years ago


Aoife O Mahony
Aoife O Mahony6 years ago


Robert O.
Robert O6 years ago

Thank you.

Amber K.
Amber Kinninger6 years ago

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!

Harsha Vardhana R
Harsha Vardhana6 years ago

Let people be inspired!

Bernadette P.
berny p6 years ago

very interesting article,thank you.

Marianne Good
Past Member 6 years ago

thanks for sharing

Lynette B.
Lynette B6 years ago

The more local farming the better. Plain and simple.

Monica D.
Monica D6 years ago

I am trying to buy more local food.