May 1, 2020
New York state connects impacted producers to purchasing opportunities

The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, in coordination with its partners, is reaching out to New York producers that have surplus agricultural products as a result of COVID-19-related supply chain disruptions.

The department is working to connect affected farmers to potential new purchasing opportunities through various institutions, such as food banks, retailers and more. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has made a commitment to using local foods to support the emergency food system, and we are looking to connect producers to food banks and those in need. This information will be provided to the Department’s partners and posted on its website.

If you are a producer with surplus product, the department asks that you send your name, contact information, and the type of product(s) you have in surplus to Lindsey McMahon at [email protected].

Please provide this information by Monday, May 4, if possible.


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