This week on Eating Matters, host Kim Kessler is recapping Thanksgiving with guest co-host Michael Melcher and guest Rebecca Morgan, the Executive Director of the Center for Agricultural Development and Entrepreneurship (CADE). The group CADE is a non-profit, agricultural development organization serving farmers, cooperatives and agricultural businesses regionally. Established in 1991, CADE has worked to connect producers of specialty farm products to markets. CADE also conducts research on agricultural opportunities and markets with the goal of building a thriving community-based local food system. Talking about foodshed development in the Catskills and surrounding area, Rebecca shines light on the state of local agriculture before commenting on yogurt being named the New York state food with Chobani being in the spotlight. However, she relays that this has not exactly translated to local farm profit. After the break, Kim asks Rebecca to expand on CADE and Lucky Dog Organic Farm recently announcing the Lucky Dog Local Food Hub being selected for funding through the Local Food Promotion Program of the USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service. Tune in to hear a plethora of information on keeping food sources local from someone in the know, guest Rebecca Morgan. This program was brought to you by The International Culinary Center.
“I grew up here, on a diary farm, in this region so I’m literally working with people that I knew as a child that I knew from the farming world.” [34:25]
—Rebecca Morgan on Eating Matters