Stick to Local Farms is an interactive art project to support our local farms by making it fun, interesting and delicious to get to know them. The first Stick to Local Farms map was created in 2014, funded partly by a successful Kickstarter campaign with over 100 contributors, and partly by locally owned businesses taking advertising; participating farms paid only for their stickers. In 2015 over 20 locally owned businesses contributed and Ulster County Tourism pitched in to help us print in color. The 2015 map and stickers created by Maria Reidelbach and produced with the help of Theresa Venditti.
Eccentrically delicious dynamo Maria Reidelbach is an author, a maker and a local food activist. Innovative projects she has created include the Stick to Local Farms campaign, Homegrown Mini-Golf, with edible landscaping, a Guinness World Record-setting garden gnome and her “Yardavore” column in Country Wisdom News. Her books include the Stick to Local Farms Cookbook, Miniature Golf, an illustrated history, and Completely MAD: A History of the Comic Book and Magazine. She serves on the Boards of Directors of the Rondout Valley Growers and the Hudson Valley Current, a local alternative currency. Maria lives in Accord, New York.