About Our Host

FarmOn! Foundation is a non-profit organization and public charity that creates and funds youth educational programming and is working to preserve family farming in America.




FarmOn! Foundation is dedicated to bringing awareness to food choices and sources and reinvigorating respect for farming, inspiring young people to choose agricultural careers to create an economic engine connecting rural and urban marketplaces.

Local food is our future. We can no longer afford to truck food from thousands of miles away, sacrificing nutrition, wasting energy, and undermining local farming economies in the process. Only by reconnecting consumers with the importance of their local farmers can we reverse this dangerous and unsustainable trend.

The oldest honorable profession—farming—needs to be re-established for our health; for our children; and for the economy of our local communities. Only when the costs of trucking, storage and distribution is redirected to the local Farmer will farming once again become a profitable business…and attract future generations of farmers.

About Our Sponsors

New York Apple Association, Inc. is a nonprofit agricultural trade association based in Fishers, NY. NYAA represents the state’s commercial apple growers. The grower-funded association supports profitable growing and marketing of New York apples through increasing demand for apples and apple products, representing the industry at state and federal levels, and serving as the primary information source on New York apple-related matters.

GrowNYC is a hands-on nonprofit that improves New York City’s quality of life through environmental programs that transform communities block by block and empower all New Yorkers to secure a clean and healthy environment for future generations.

GrowNYC was originally created in 1970 as the Council on the Environment of New York City. Born out of the spirit of the first Earth Day, the Council was initially a policy-based organization, writing comprehensive reports about quality of life issues like air quality, traffic, and noise.

Over the past 40 years, GrowNYC has worked to become more engaged with New York City and its citizens. Whether it’s operating the world-famous Union Square Greenmarket, building a new community garden, teaching young people about the environment, or improving recycling awareness, if you’re a New Yorker, GrowNYC is working near you!

Our Partner

The Mayor’s Office of Food Policy (MOFP) was established to focus and expand the City’s efforts to provide food assistance and access to healthy foods. The Food Policy Coordinator (FPC) reports to The Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services and collaborates with advocates and service providers. The MOFP receives funding from the City’s Center for Economic Opportunity (CEO), which develops and implements evidenced-based programs aimed at poverty reduction. CEO’s support of food access and economic opportunity programs include the Health Department’s Shop Healthy initiative (formerly the Healthy Bodegas program) and the Food Handlers’ Certification Program on Rikers Island.

Our Media Sponsor

Edible Manhattan is one of a consortium of magazines and websites across the continent intent on covering its local good food scene. Unlike many other food publications, it doesn’t just cover restaurant openings, recipes, or the latest hot whatever. Rather, it covers bits of forgotten food history; an artisan, cook, or chef that makes his own aquavit or her own cured meats; a trend that is really making a difference in how the city thinks about food; and especially the locavore scene, from community gardens and rooftop orchards to farms that feed Gotham. Edible Manhattan digs into what this borough eats and why. The magazine is published six times a year and available by subscription, on the website, for sale at selected retailers, and at other distribution spots throughout the city.

Its sister magazines include: Edible BrooklynEdible East End, and Edible Long Island.

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