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Herkimer County HealthNet & Cornell Cooperative Extension Produce new Local Foods Map

July 28, 2011

 

HERKIMER – As part of a campaign to create healthy places to live, work, and play in Herkimer County, Herkimer County HealthNet and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Herkimer County have designed and printed a Herkimer County Local Foods Map. Made possible by funds from the New York State Department of Health for the Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work and Play initiative, the Herkimer County Local Foods Map lists foods that are produced and available for sale in Herkimer County by local producers. 

 

The Herkimer County Local Foods map lists farmers, their contact information, foods they produce, and their location on the map. In addition, a harvest calendar which lists the seasons for specific foods as well as information about Herkimer County farmers’ markets is included. The maps will be distributed to local businesses and organizations throughout Herkimer County and the Mohawk Valley. 

 

Herkimer County HealthNet, Inc., along with other agencies in NY State administers the Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work, & Play grant to prevent obesity and type 2 diabetes by increasing physical activity and increasing healthy eating. Herkimer County HealthNet has partnered with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Herkimer County in an effort to promote healthy eating and increasing the use of farmers’ markets. 

 

For more information regarding locations where the maps are available to pick up, please call Herkimer County HealthNet at (315) 867-1499 or Cornell Cooperative Extension (315) 866-7920. To view the online version of this map, please visit http://farmmarket.herkimerhealthnet.com.

 

Herkimer County HealthNet’s mission is to improve the health and well-being of individuals who live, work, play, and learn in Herkimer County.

 

CONTACT:

Thomas Curnow, Executive Director, Herkimer County HealthNet, (315) 867-1552 or
Alison J. Swartz, Coordinator of Creating Healthy Places grant initiative, (315) 867-1499

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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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