Corbin Hill Food Project
City: Harlem, NY,
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
CHFP works with a wide range of supply partners, though we try to focus on working with supply partners that source primarily from small and mid-sized farms in the Northeast region. Most of the products come from New York State, but may also come from, among other locations, farms in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Maine. During the winter season, we work with supply partners that source from growers outside the Northeast region in order to bridge the gap in between seasons and increase access and availability to fresh products.
The farms we source from utilize a blend growing practices including conventional, Integrated Pest Management (IPM), organic farming, and cooperatively marketed organic grains and beans. IPM is probably the most commonly used practice amongst our farmers, which is an ecosystem-based strategy that focuses on long-term prevention of pests or their damage through a combination of techniques such as biological control, habitat manipulation, modification of cultural practices, and use of resistant varieties. These strategies don't exclude the use of pesticides, but they are generally considered a last resort.