Who We Are

Mission, Vision, & Culture

CADE envisions a vibrant, regenerative, and equitable food system in which locally owned agricultural businesses thrive and communities are nourished by healthy, sustainably produced food in perpetuity. We are working towards making New York America’s next foodshed – one that is upheld by a profitable, regenerative, equitable, and healthy regional food system. Our mission, laid out in our Vision 2050 publication, is to increase the number and diversity of viable farm enterprises and related businesses across the supply chain in New York through technical assistance, education, mentoring network-weaving, partnerships, advocacy, and research.