May 20, 2019

The Wyoming County Chamber and Tourism office in collaboration with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Wyoming County is pleased to announce a newly updated Eat Local - Buy Local grown initiative. The updates to the program started last fall to design a new logo and more effectively promote and highlight the County’s diverse agricultural community in a digital format at www.BuyWyomingCountyGrown.com

“The number of local farms and producers that sell directly to consumers continues to grow in abundance and variety, and we are pleased to be supportive of those efforts,” said Scott Gardner, Chamber President and CEO. “We invite everyone to travel through our scenic countryside, and see where our bountiful harvest grows and then take something home to enjoy.”

“You might even want to stop and enjoy a meal at one of the restaurants whose menu features food produced in the local community,” exclaimed Joan Petzen, Agriculture Program Leader with Cornell Cooperative Extension.

Previously published as a paper directory, the new online platform builds on tourism’s existing interactive website directory, guide and map features with the new web address www.BuyWyomingCountyGrown.com. The platform now includes over 100 local growers, who produce everything from apples to zucchini, and it can be updated very quickly to add new products or services. Visitors are invited to explore the map directory and shop at our seasonal farmers’ markets which are opening very soon, or buy products directly from the producers when possible.  

Wyoming County growers and producers work very hard and take great pride in producing high quality items including a wide variety of maple and honey products; dairy products and artisan cheeses; fruits and vegetables; farm fresh eggs, poultry and meats. We are also proud of our local breweries, cideries, and many restaurants that include local products in their dishes. Visitors and residents will also find trees, plants, flowers, farm crafts and gifts.

The website directory is continuously updated with new and different offerings. If you are a new producer in business and would like to be featured in the free online directory, please call 585-786-2251.

The Wyoming County Chamber & Tourism is the leading non-profit membership organization for local and regional growth, advocacy, and connection for Wyoming County’s business community. The Chamber & Tourism’s mission is to serve the members and community; promote and grow economic and tourism assets; and work collaboratively to create an environment that leads to the success and economic prosperity of Wyoming County. The key programs and services of the organization are educational seminars; leadership development; business assistance and guidance; cost-saving opportunities; advocacy; recognition, networking, exposure and promotional opportunities. For more information or to become a member please call (585) 786-0307 or visit the website at www.wycochamber.org.

Cornell Cooperative Extension in Wyoming County is a non-profit organization that aims to educate and equip Wyoming County residents with the skills and resources necessary to succeed in Agriculture and its related industries. Our mission is to put knowledge to work in pursuit of economic vitality, ecological sustainability and social well-being. We bring local experience and research-based solutions together, helping New York State families and communities thrive in our rapidly changing world. If you have questions, please call (585) 786-2251. 

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Chamber contact: Scott Gardner, President & CEO
Phone: 585-786-0307, Email: sgardner@wycochamber.org

Cooperative Extension contact: Joan Petzen, Ag Dept. Program Leader
Phone: 585-786-2251 ext. 122, Email: JSP10@Cornell.edu