Monday, October 1, 2012

Event: Groundswell's Local Food & Farm Festival

Announcement from Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming:

Groundswell's Local Food & Farm Festival
Sunday, October 21, 2012 (12pm - 4pm)

Visit the site of Groundswell's new Farm Incubator at EcoVillage and...

Enjoy fun FARMING ACTIVITIES for kids of all ages! 
Card some wool, build a hoop house, dig a soil sample, churn some butter, build a fence, or milk a goat! 
Enjoy ETHNIC FOODS from all around the world featuring local farm products!  
Chat with Groundswell's Farmer-Instructors and Beginning Farmers at our LOCAL FOODS MINI-MARKET!

See the newest in FARMING INVENTIONS and learn how to build your own!
Take a HAY RIDE TOUR of Groundswell's Incubator Farm, West Haven Farm and other EcoVillage highlights!
Help Groundswell raise funds to finish building the Farm Incubator!
Mark your calendar now- and plan to bring your family and friends!

What is the Incubator Farm?

The Groundswell Incubator Farm is a new program designed to provide support and resources to a range of beginning producers who need affordable access to land in order to grow their enterprise. Conveniently located at EcoVillage, just outside the City of Ithaca, NY, the Incubator will offer a relatively low-risk entry avenue for new producers by providing land, production and marketing infrastructure, production support services (such as tractor tillage), and ongoing support from experienced farmer- and business- mentors through Groundswell's New Farmer Training Programs.

The Incubator Farm will offer enhanced support to new farm enterprises, allowing beginning producers to learn how to manage their production system, develop markets, and hone their business model. By helping new entrepreneurs mitigate these risks in the early years of their enterprise, the Incubator hopes to increase the success and viability of new farm enterprises.

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