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Working Landscapes Strategy: expand availability of local food by encouraging new farmers, while connecting local growers with local markets, including year-round and seasonal residents, schools, institutions, and tourists. The North Country is experiencing a local food movement comparable to that experienced across the country. While great advances have occurred across the region, including increased numbers of farmers’ markets, growing connections between restaurants and farmers, and more local food making its way into local institutions, much work remains to be done. Challenges exist in processing, distribution, high costs of local food, and locally saturated markets. Encouraging more young farmers to move into the area by way of affordable land and educational opportunities will help to boost the supply. Local food advocacy organizations are playing an important role in connecting growers to local markets and should receive ongoing support to continue to carry out their mission. 163

Profile for Adirondack North Country Association

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North Country Region Sustainability Plan

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North Country Region Sustainability Plan

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