Welcome to the Eat Local New York podcast episode #131. This week my guest is local business owner, Phil Jakes-Johnson. Phil is hoping to purchase a number of local food-service businesses to create a food division of his current roster businesses. I wanted to have Phil on the podcast because I think it’s very interesting what he is wanting to do and it has the potential to make a big impact on the local food scene in Central New York. A lot has changed and is changing in the local food scene in Central New York and it’s all very exciting! I can’t want to see what the rest of this year brings for new additions to our food world. I want to give big shout out to our sponsors for this episode, Red Jacket Orchards and 3-1-Fried. Check them out online at https://redjacketorchards.com and 31fried.com Make sure to stay connected to Eat Local New York online at EatLocalNewYork.com to see the places we’re eating and to stay up to date on all our events.