A new brand is now being featured in Cortland County to highlight locally grown and produced food and agricultural products. Cortland Harvest is a new collaboration between the Seven Valleys Health Coalition, local food producers and farmers, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cortland County, and the Cortland Area Chamber of Commerce.
Cortland Harvest is a new brand that will help residents easily identify when they are making purchases of locally made products.
“Cortland County has an incredible amount of locally made and grown products. We want folks buying food and other products to know that their purchases of Cortland Harvest goods are supporting their neighbors and community,” said Kate Downes, project coordinator with Seven Valleys Health Coalition. “We’re proud of everything that Cortland County has to offer, and we see this as an opportunity to support and feature our community.”
For consumers purchasing locally produced products they are helping create a strong, vibrant, local economy while also receiving high quality products.
“Cortland County is overflowing with unique assets, and it is no different when it comes to the agriculture scene. These days, travelers want to experience a ‘local way of life’ and trying food grown and produced food in this area is largely connected with that cultural experience. Sampling products unique to Cortland County is one of the easiest and tastiest ways to get a feel for our County, its history and traditions,” said Michelle Enright, Executive Director for Cortland County Convention & Visitors Bureau.
For those interested in looking for the Cortland Harvest label, you can visit the Seven Valleys Health Coalitions Local Food Map to find where you can buy local food by clicking HERE.