Google Starmer


Google’s​ ​Farm​ ​to​ ​Table​ ​Community​ ​is​ ​partnering​ ​with​ ​FarmOn!​ ​Foundation​ ​to​ ​get​ ​our farmers​ ​online​ ​in​ ​order​ ​to​ ​drive​ ​rural​ ​prosperity​ ​by​ ​facilitating​ ​economic​ ​development.​ ​Reach​ ​out​ ​to Vanessa​ ​Bazalgette​ ​(​ ​to​ ​sign-up​ ​to​ ​volunteer,​ ​etc.

WHAT​ ​IS​ ​Google’s​ ​NYC​ ​Farm​ ​to​ ​Table​ ​Group?


Google’s NYC Farm to Table community is a global, cross-campus network of Google employees who are dedicated to supporting sustainability in our food system. Our focus areas are in service, education, and connections.


WHAT​ ​ARE​ ​we​ ​partnering​ ​to​ ​do?


Four out of five people search for local businesses online. The search term ‘Farm to Table’ has grown nearly 5x in the past 5 years. A challenge today is that many upstate farms do not currently have business listings on Google search, making their local ingredients harder to find. Our goal is to close this technology gap to drive rural prosperity by facilitating economic development. You can find the links to our Copake, NY events and the NYC by emailing Vanessa Bazalgette (


  1. ​Primary​ ​Goal:​ ​Our primary initiative will be to get 300+ NY farmers on Google My Business – bringing the “Starmer” (farmers – the real star of food) into focus.
  2. ​Participate​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Conversation:​ Post #Starmer photos (check out the current ones on Instagram!), loop in influencers who you know in this space, communicate our initiatives to bring economic development to rural areas, reach out to Vanessa to sign-up to volunteer, etc.
  3. Invite​ ​and​ ​Follow-up:​ ​Invite and follow-up with any star farmers (Starmers) that would be interested in this initiative. You can find the links to our Copake, NY event here and the NYC event here!

Empire Farm Open House + Holiday Pop Up Shop

Tis’ the season of deliciousness – reminiscing, joy, love, giving and gratitude – we invite you to join us​ and ​Stop by Empire Farm!

Shop, tastes, treats, workshops, kids activities and cooking classes in December for this Open House at Empire Farm Come see the newly restored community center, shop the farmhouse vintage sale, savor bread and baked goods from Bartlett House. Order kitchenware from BlueCashew Kitchen Pharmacy. Grab fresh organic eggs and produce! Help us continue to build our future at Empire Farm with the FarmOn! Ag-Academy changing kids lives on a working farm. We have decided to fundraise for youth educational programming in a whole new way – eat, pursue, hike, shop the farmhouse!

FarmOn! Foundation Teaching Kitchen Presents

Italian Heritage Cooking Class



Join us to FarmOn! at Empire Farm for homemade pasta with garden harvest sauces, drink wine and meet new friends!

Learn how to make homemade pasta with eggs you gather from the barn, butternut squash and tomatoes you pick from the field with a trio of experts!

Saturday, October 21st

11:30am – 1:30pm

Empire Farm Teaching Kitchen

556 Empire Road

Copake, NY 12516

Saturday, May 20th

11:00am -2:00pm

Join us for our second cooking class series and learn to bake sweet, savory treats and a sour dough starter! Hosted by Local Baker Naomi Davies, you will learn the step by step how to make delicious treats from scratch and which ingredients are best to use including gathering eggs from Empire Farm Chickens!

Sit and lunch with Naomi, wine pairing included.

Space is limited – Reserve your spot today!

Tickets $75 per Person

Saturday, April 29th

11:00am -1:30pm

Join us at Empire Farm for our very FIRST Cooking Class in our NEW Teaching Kitchen sponsored by Mazzone Hospitality and Hosted by Chef Agnes Devereux of The Village TeaRoom.

Learn + Lunch! Prepare, cook, and plate Parsnip & Apple Soup with Cheddar Bacon & Chive Scones. Sit and lunch with Agnes and enjoy the fruit of your labor with a wine pairing. Space is limited – Reserve your spot today!

This is a first in a series of cooking classes to be offered at Empire Farm this year. To add your name to our list email :

Bartlett House Dinner



Celebrate the season with an evening dedicated to FarmOn! Foundation. Harvested by the Bartlett House Team the menu will showcase the bounty of Empire Farm in Copake, NY. 100% of Profits will be donated to fund inspiring programs that foster the health and future of our local agriculture communities. Join us to help fuel the future of young farmers!
For Reservations please call 518-392-7785 ext. 203