Our Local Food Story
The local food movement has been spreading across the country in recent years, helping to connect people to their food and their local farmers. More and more people are realizing that having a connection to where their food comes from means investing in more than just a food purchase. It’s an investment in individual health as well as in the future health of our planet. It’s also an important investment in our local communities. The Wild Center has been striving to promote that connection since we began. By using local farmers and businesses to provide food for students during our annual Adirondack Youth Climate Summit, as well as hosting our summer Farmers Market, we are bridging the gap between the farmers who grow our food and our local residents.
Keeping It Local
One of the principal ways The Wild Center helps to support our local farmers is through our weekly seasonal Farmers’ Market. Fortunately, most of our farmers live right here in the Adirondacks and are between 5 and 85 minutes away. By purchasing produce and crafts locally, The Wild Center is working to support the livelihood and health of the local farming community.