Business Development

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$1.5 Million Available to Grow Farm-to-School Programs in NY

Applications for Round 6 of the Farm-to-School program are open now through December 30.
Business Development in New York State
Helping to Protect and Grow Businesses

Agriculture is a major driver of New York's economy, contributing billions of dollars in sales annually. Our Department is dedicated to growing the industry and raising consumer awareness of local food and beverages through promotion, education, and financial and technical assistance.

From marketing programs such as the Taste NY and NYS Grown & Certified® programs, to assistance with exporting products or starting a new farm operation, the Department works with the agricultural community to connect farms to new markets, increase sales and exposure of New York products, and help protect and grow businesses across the state.

Programs Reach New Customers

Taste NY introduces consumers to the world-class products made right here in New York, helping to create new economic opportunities for our farmers and for our food and beverage producers.

Restaurant Resiliency Program
Supporting New York's Restaurants and Families in Need

Building on the successful Nourish New York initiative, the Restaurant Resiliency Program sets aside $25 million to provide grants to restaurants that offer meals and other food-related items to New Yorkers within distressed or underrepresented communities. 

The Restaurant Resiliency Program will partner with New York's network of food banks and emergency food providers to purchase prepared meals from New York restaurants and deliver them to families in need. 

Stay Informed
Connect With the Right Resources
Make sure you stay in the know about our programs, partnerships, and funding opportunities that can help your business thrive.