HONESDALE -- Last year, the global and national food system's response to the pandemic ignited an effort to connect people with their local food sources. It led to community businesses, non-profits and agencies working together to reinvigorate past projects and kick start programs to provide food to our community. Within hours and days of the shutdowns, our small towns came together to provide for our families, friends and neighbors in a multitude of ways.
One way that organizations came together was to create a central map for finding the region's farm, producers and food providers. A Google map, created by Canaltown, was made available for use, and the Wayne Tomorrow! Agriculture Task Force set to work customizing it to meet the needs of producers and consumers alike.
Big jobs get accomplished with a little help from many places! The Farm & Food Map is available and hosted on The Cooperage Project's website. The Pike County Agricultural Land Preservation program is ensuring that the map locations are on point, and, with The Cooperage Project, will continue to add listings as businesses complete their entry forms. The Pike Conservation Fund has granted $3,000 towards this project, and businesses may join the map at no fee.
Farmers and food businesses can find more information about the project online, including the array of businesses that are eligible for listing.
If you are looking for farms and places to buy local products, visit https://bit.ly/PikeWayneFarmsFoodMap.
If you have any questions, please contact the project coordinators:
Jenna Mauder at (570) 253-2020 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Jessica Yoder at (570) 296-3500 or email@example.com