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

  • Saturday, May 6, 2017, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELLED.  Cultivate Buffalo: Creating a profitable urban farm (market garden) will be CANCELLED on May 6, 2017. We hope to reschedule this workshop for the fall. If you have any questions please contact Megan Burley 716-652-5400x138 or email msb347@cornell.edu

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County (CCE Erie) and the Massachusetts Avenue Project (MAP) invite you to, Cultivate Buffalo: 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.

When: Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 8:30 am-4:30 pm

Where: Market Arcade, 617 Main Street, Buffalo, NY (take the elevator to level 3R), .

Cost: $35 if not enrolled in the CCE Erie Agriculture Program, and $25 for CCE Ag enrollees (If you would like to enroll in CCE Erie, please go to erie.cce.cornell.edu/agriculture/ag-enrollment. Enrollees receive reduced registration fees for CCE Erie events as well as a quarterly newsletter.

Register: Contact Megan Burley, msb347@cornell.edu, or 716.652.5400 x138. Registration limited to 25 people.

  • 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. Joe Gardella, John and Frances Larkin Professor of Chemistry at the University of Buffalo and Dr. Murray McBride, Professor of Soil and Crop Science at Cornell University, will speak about soil health in urban environments.
  • Following tevhe workshop, participants have the option to tour GroundWork Market Garden, a two-acre urban farm in Buffalo.




Megan Burley
Farm Business Management Educator
(716)652-5400 x138


Market Arcade
617 Main Street
Buffalo, New York 14203