NYSSFPA Contact Information


President - Kathrine Gregory
Treasurer -Maria Grimaldi
Secretary - Deb Krajcik

Main contact email: info@nyssfpa.com

Marketing and Communications Committee

Beth Linskey (chair) bethlinskey@gmail.com
Megan Harris Pero Megan@HPeroLegalCounsel.com
Debbie Gibb DKGibb@gmail.com
Deb Krajcik GreatDay2054@gmail.com

Education Committee

Maria Grimaldi (chair) pantherrock@hughes.net
Robin Puskas Robin@NYkitchenCo.com
Diane Whitten Dwhitten@Cornell.edu

Membership Committee

Alison Clarke (co-chair) accompost@gmail.com
Chelle Lindahl (co-chair)locallivingventure@gmail.com
Junko Kanamura JunkoKanamura@yahoo.com

Mi Kitchen Es Su Kitchen
Kathrine Gregory
370 East 76th Street Suite A2004
NY, NY 10021-2550
(212) 452-1866
Founder/Director of a consulting firm servicing non-profit organizations nationwide, specifically for creation of Kitchen Incubators. These facilities contain fully equipped cooking spaces rented on an as-needed basis. In addition to the manufacturing space the food-preneurs are offered professional advices on how to grow their business, ultimately leading to community prosperity.
Farm to Market Consultant
Maria Grimaldi
148 Hardenburgh Road
Livingston Manor, NY 12754
Maria Grimaldi is an educator in agricultural production, food processing and commercial kitchen development in the Catskill/Hudson Region of New York State and stands ready to assist aspiring food entrepreneurs in the development of a product or a build-out for food processing.
Women of Food
Deb Krajcik
8 Ramapo Ct
Cranford, NJ 07016
Beth's Farm Kitchen
Jodie Emmett
PO Box 113
Stuyvesant Falls, NY 12174
(800) 331-5267
jams, chutneys
Harris-Pero Legal Counsel, PLLC
Megan Harris-Pero, Esq.
4 Erinn Ct.
Gansevoort, NY 12831
Farm and family business focused legal services offering collaborative legal solutions from an attorney-mediator-advisor. Available to help small scale food processing business with questions on legal and compliance issues, business entity formation ( corporations, LLCs) and transfer (sale) business contracts (review negotiation, and drafting), and dispute resolution. HPLC works with you for smart growth and protection of your business.
Deborah Gibb
200 East 24th Street, Apt 807
New York, NY 10010
Danny Macaroons, Inc
Danny Cohen
2191 3rd Avenue, ste # 3
New York, NY 10035
Danny Macaroons manufactures and distributes delicious, gluten free coconut macaroons made from premium, flake, non-GMO coconut. Danny Macaroons works with wholesale customers like specialty stores, coffee shops, restaurants, hotels, and grocers in addition to selling to consumers online. Handmade in small batches ensures these are the finest macaroons around.
Cornell Cooperative Extension Saratoga Co.
Diane Whitten
50 West High Street
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
CCE Saratoga County offers NYSSFPA members recipe nutritional analysis and a food facts panel to be used on packaging for a fee of $50. Contact Diane Whitten at 518-885-8995 for more information. CCE also offers food entrepreneurs classes and resources. Our Ag educator advises farmers on value-added food production.
Concord Grape Belt Heritage Asso. Inc
Andrew Dufresne and Christina McKane
8305 W. Main Rd.
Westfield, NY 14787
(716) 326-2003
The Lake Erie Grape Discovery Center is the official visitors center for the NYS Lake Erie Concord Grape Belt Heritage area. We support and promote the grape and wine industry. Visit us and hear about all things GRAPE!
Alison Clarke
19 Jaques St
Rochester, NY 14620
(585) 244-2711
Alison Clarke, Community organizer in the food system, currently on the Membership Committee of NYSSFPA, as one of the founders. Enjoys networking with others and helping build communities with organizations and individuals.
Local Living Venture
Chelle Lindahl
P.O. Box 736
Canton, NY 13617
The Local Living Venture's position on NY-SSFPA's Board supports this important work state-wide, and in our region of the St. Lawrence River Valley / Adirondack Foothills. The LLV shares resourceful living skills for a capable, healthy community. We work for regional self-reliance, energy independence, environmentally friendly living, and a regionally-oriented community.
JK Solutions
Junko Kanamura
139 Baynes St.
Buffalo, NY 14213
(716) 896-6791
Using mostly organic ingredients and seasonal local fruits, my baked products have diverse backgrounds. From buttery French cookies to Japanese bean cakes, you are sure to realize that there is so much more that you haven't experienced in life.
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