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Cultivate: How to Create a Profitable Urban Farm (Market Garden)

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 8:30am to 4:30pm

Market Arcade, 617 Main Street, Buffalo, NY

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County (CCE Erie) and the Massachusetts Avenue Project (MAP) invite you to Cultivate: How to Create a Profitable Urban Farm (Market Garden), a workshop for anyone currently farming in a city or exploring opportunities to farm in an urban setting. The day’s presentations will include:

  • Dr. Susan McCartney, Director of the Small Business Development Center at Buffalo State University.  Dr. McCartney’s presentation will focus on how to create a business and marketing plan as well as how to keep good farm records.
  • A Marketing Roundtable exploring several topics: selling to restaurants, the WNY Food Hub, Community Supported Agriculture, and Farm Markets. 
  • Wilson Street Urban Farm, Grassroots Gardens of WNY, and MAP will lead a discussion about locating water sources in the city.
  • Dr. Murray McBride, Professor of Soil and Crop Science at Cornell University, and Cordelia Machanoff, Research Technician with the Cornell Vegetable Program will speak about soil health, and growing in high tunnels in urban environments. 
  • Following the workshop, participants have the option to tour GroundWork Market Garden, a two-acre urban farm in Buffalo.

Event Type

Class/ Workshop


Small Farms Program




Small Farms Program: Western NY
Contact E-Mail

Contact Name

Megan Burley

Contact Phone

(716) 652-5400

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