Curbside at Cornell

Curbside at Cornell

Curbside by Cornell

Curbside at Cornell

Curbside at Cornell Cooperative Extension

Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Rensselaer County has joined the Capital Area Agriculture and Horticulture Program curbside initiative.This is an opportunity to connect consumers with local direct sale farmers for pre-purchase with curbside pickup. Direct-sale farmers have already begun signing up to be part of this program and the list is expected to grow. Knowing the critical nature of food supply concerns, CCE Rensselaer County strives to provide another option for consumers and farmers to link. We have established pickup points for consumers and farmers to transfer goods with a minimum of 6ft separation at the parking lot of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County at 61 State Street, Troy, NY 12180.

This concept was started at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Madison County and is also equally applicable to the Capital District. During this time of social distancing, our residents have increased challenges in purchasing and acquiring nutritious, locally grown foods. Curbside at Cornell Cooperative Extension is one more avenue for farmers and consumers to connect. We want to do all we can to encourage and enable our residents to buy local and support their local farmers. Our area is rich with hard working and dedicated farmers who produce high quality foods that would love to direct-sale to you. We hope this program makes it easier for direct-sale farmers and consumers to connect while following CDC recommendations for social distancing.As always additionally, we invite you to visit Harvest Connection (insert link) as well to find local agricultural foods and products.

All participants are expected to follow CDC Guidelines including:

  • Avoid direct contact by maintaining a 6 foot distance using drop off/pick up procedure as follows:
    • Ideally, the seller and the buyer should clean/sanitize their hands prior to the exchange
    • Seller should obtain description of buyers vehicle or other identifying information
    • Once buyer arrives at 61 State Street in Troy parking lot - (look signs in the parking lot past the building as you drive toward the RPI Approach) they should remain in their vehicle and park in one of the 3 spaces with a sign.
    • Seller then places the buyers purchases in an adjacent parking space or in your trunk or back of vehicle to maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from the products and the buyer.
    • Once the buyer has their products, all involved should clean/sanitize hands immediately

Please contact each farm/seller with any questions and to arrange payment and curbside pick-up. Signs denoting Pick up spots will be put out in the parking lot of CCE Rensselaer County at 61 State Street, Troy.

Capital District Curbside at Cornell Cooperative Extension 

Farm/Seller Name Curbside Pick-up Locations

Phone Website Offerings

Mountain Winds Farm
CCE Albany County
24 Martin Road
Voorheesville, 12186

Maple products

Scarecrow Farm
CCE Columbia County
479 NY-66
Hudson, 12534


Currently eggs, yarn, rhubarb in a few weeks

Running Brook Sugar Shack
CCE Rensselaer County, 61 State Street, Troy, 12180


Maple products

Wild Hill Maple
CCE Albany County, CCE Rensselaer County, CCE Columbia & Greene

(518) 430-8050

Maple products



Kayela Statom
4-H Youth Development/Agriculture Educator
518-272-4210 ext 105

Last updated May 18, 2020