Just food for
the people.


We're a nonprofit organization on a mission to forge pathways toward a just and sovereign food system in the North Country.

Founded in March of 2022, we are a nonprofit food hub on the edge of Haudenosaunee land that was shared with neighboring Wabenaki under the “dish with one spoon” mandate of collective stewardship, in the Champlain Valley of New York State. Operating through close partnerships, we build resilience in our local food system and food access in our community. We work with small farms and value-added food producers, healthcare and educational institutions, other nonprofits supporting food systems and security, food banks and pantries, and other New York and western Vermont food hubs who share our core values.



Essex Food Hub Feeds the Needs of...

Rural Communities

Growing healthy food access and nutrition security for all with brick & mortar markets and partnership programming like Farm to School, Food as Medicine, Fair Food, and mutual aid distribution.

Small Farms

Connecting our region's producers to markets across New York and supporting them along the way with cold, frozen, and dry storage, distribution, market creation and expansion, and fair pricing.

Food Entrepreneurs

Providing critical resources to help existing and aspiring value-added food businesses, including equipment, commercial kitchen and production space, climate-controlled storage, and market access.

Wholesale Buyers

Making it easier for institutions like grocers, restaurants, hospitals, and food pantries to access local foods from a variety of producers with one order, one delivery, and one invoice.

Our Local Economy

Supporting and growing our agriculture-based economy, sustaining small businesses, and keeping both food dollars and jobs in our communities.

A Resilient Food System

Filling the gaps to strengthen local supply chains, building sustainable and equitable systems, and ensuring food security in both urgent and non-urgent times.


Our Impact

40+ Farms

Number of small farms and food businesses connected to markets


Dollar value directed to North Country farmers and food entrepreneurs April-December 2023

50+ Institutions

Number of wholesale buyers helped to access local foods by building a new ordering, aggregation, and distribution service

660 Households

Number of NY households in need reached through partnership programs

30,000 lbs

Volume of food aggregated, processed, and/or distributed for Farm to School and reaching as many as 14,000 students

120-163 jobs

The estimated number of local and regional jobs supported through food hub activities

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EFH is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit.

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PO Box 369

6700 Main Street

Westport, NY 12993

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