Groundswell Center for Local Food & Farming has supported hundreds of farm and food business owners in launching and growing their businesses. We offer courses in business & financial planning, individualized consulting services to help you identify your needs and access resources, and financial programs designed to support you to develop a sustainable, equitable and profitable business in the Finger Lakes adn beyond.


One to One Business Consultation

Contact us for guidance with navigating farm, legal, and financial resources in the Finger Lakes.

A 3:1 matched savings program for socially disadvantaged farmers.


Language Support & Interpretation

We work with interpreters and ESL specialists. Contact us for language support.

"If we didn’t take Groundswell courses, we wouldn’t have tapped into the network of some of the most amazing farmers in the Finger Lakes who have been successful vegetables farmers for a long time and who are very willing to share knowledge and resources with us."

- Allan Gandelman, Co-owner Main Street Farms, Programs Graduate