About the Program

The Farm and Food Business Accelerator supports the creation and growth of robust regional supply chains by providing entrepreneurs with the tools they need to be successful. This program is designed to help farmers and food entrepreneurs develop the necessary skills and materials to scale their business, build sales, and access financing sources.


Through a six-month customized curriculum, participants will engage in a series of online training activities, expert instruction, one-on-one mentoring sessions, group interaction and industry networking events to learn how to talk to investors, discover new market opportunities, and pitch to potential funders. Participants will have the opportunity to connect with the growing network of New York City and Hudson Valley-based funders that are seeking to invest in ventures that support the local food system.