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Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work & Play in Herkimer County

 

County Strategic Planning Coordinator, lains information from the 2006 Herkimer County Risk Assessment Profile to a group of local officials.

 

 

Increasing the Availability of Fruits and Vegetables

 

HCHN will establish, promote and increase the use of farmers’ markets in Herkimer County by implementing innovative strategies with the assistance of
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Herkimer County to increase access.

 

In addition, HCHN work with grocery and convenience stores to enhance the variety of fruits and vegetables offered, enhance visibility and increase
overall shelf space allocated to healthy foods in those stores.

 

Community Resources

Central New York Bounty
Cooperstown Farmers Market

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Food Preservation Resources

Herkimer County Farmers Market Website

Herkimer County Local Foods Map

Herkimer County Produce Cycle Brochures

Mohawk Valley Virtual Farmers’ Market
Utica Farmers Market

About HealthNet

The HCHN has been in existence since 1990. Its membership has continuously expanded and has served as an effective forum for Herkimer County providers to identify, discuss, and resolve health and social service issues and concerns. As a direct result of grants by the New York State Department of Health: Office of Rural Health, the Network significantly increased levels of coordination and collaboration among health and social service providers.


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