NYSSFPA Board Contact Information


President - Kathrine Gregory - mikitchen1966@aol.com
Treasurer - Maria Grimaldi - pantherrock@hughes.net
Secretary - Deb Krajcik - GreatDay2054@gmail.com

Main contact email: info@nyssfpa.com

Marketing and Communications Committee

Andy Dufresne - and48333@windstream.net
Kathrine Gregory - mikitchen1966@aol.com
Deb Krajcik - GreatDay2054@gmail.com
Beth Linskey - bethlinskey@gmail.com
Megan Harris Pero (chair) - Megan@HPeroLegalCounsel.com
Matthias Reisen - herbs@healingspiritsherbfarm.com

Education Committee

Marty Broccoli - MJB83@cornell.edu
Maria Grimaldi (chair) - pantherrock@hughes.net
Amanda Hewitt - HewittA@morrisville.edu
Kimberly LaMendola - Kim.Lamendola@gmail.com
Sherry Lantz - annlan@yahoo.com
Beth Linskey - bethlinskey@gmail.com
Robin Puskas - Robin@NYkitchenCo.com

Membership Committee

Junko Kanamura (chair) JunkoKanamura@yahoo.com
Chelle Lindahl locallivingventure@gmail.com

Marty Broccoli
121 Second Street
Oriskany, NY 13414
315-736-3394 x121
Categories: Educator
About us: Martin is the Director of Oneida County, NY Agriculture Economic Development Program at the CCE in Oneida County overseeing implementation of the County's Farmland Protection Program including dozens of economic development programs such as the new "Thinkubator" in Utica which will include a commercial kitchen.
Concord Grape Belt Heritage Asso. Inc
Andrew Dufresne and Christina McKane
PO Box 399
Westfield, NY 14787
Categories: Beverages
About us: 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!
Mi Kitchen Es Su Kitchen
Kathrine Gregory
370 East 76th Street Suite A2004
NY, NY 10021-2550
(212) 452-1866
Categories: Kitchens and Restaurants
About us: 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
Categories: Kitchens and Restaurants, Other / Administrative
About us: 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.
Nelson Farms
Amanda Hewitt
3261 Rt. 20
Cazenovia, NY 13035
315-655-8831 1x
Categories: Educator
About us: Amanda Hewitt has worked at Nelson Farms as Product Developer for 14years. She helps clients and students bring new food products to market and helps them get started in our shared use kitchen. She is also always increasing the Nelson Farms product line.
JK Solutions
Junko Kanamura
139 Baynes St.
Buffalo, NY 14213
(716) 896-6791
Categories: Baked Goods, Other / Administrative
About us: 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.
Women of Food
Deb Krajcik
8 Ramapo Ct
Cranford, NJ 07016
Categories: Misc
Fresh Local WNY
Kimberly Lamendola
45 Duke Street
Olean, NY 14760
Categories: Educator, Other / Administrative
About us: Kim works in economic and food system development, leveraging assets to strengthen supply/value chains and regional development efforts. She has over 20 years' experience in all aspects of grantsmanship and peer review of nonprofit, state, and federal grant programs. She lives in an 1890 farmhouse gardening, baking, and partner in Kumbha Moon Soap Company.
Chautauqua County Community Ministry
Sherry Lantz
36 E. Main St.
Ripley, NY 14775
Categories: Educator
Local Living Venture
Chelle Lindahl
P.O. Box 736
Canton, NY 13617
Categories: Other / Administrative
About us: 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.
Beth Linskey
233 W. 99th Street 15#
NY, NY 10025-5076
Categories: Educator
Harris-Pero Legal Counsel, PLLC
Megan Harris-Pero, Esq.
7 Wells Street #201
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Categories: Other / Administrative
About us: 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.
New York Kitchen Company
Robin Puskas
243 Gold Street #2017
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Categories: Educator
About us: Recipe testing and development
Healing Spirits Herb Farm
Matthias and Andrea Reisen
61247 Route 415
Wallace, NY 14809
Categories: Herbal Products, Farms
About us: Quality supplier of bulk, dry, and fresh medicinal herbs. Certified organic by NOFA, NY Product line of value. added herbal producs: teas, tinctures, salves, creams ect. Product brochure available and we mail order.

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