Summer means a fresh new season of New York produce. FreshConnect program is increasing access to affordable, fresh New York-grown produce for all New Yorkers, while also supporting our local farmers. The FreshConnect program to support 34 projects at over 50 locations statewide. Many of these farm-to-table projects in underserved communities are now open.
FreshConnect projects include markets, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs, and food distribution systems – allowing more New Yorkers to enjoy fresh, New York-grown fruit and vegetables available this summer season, like asparagus, strawberries, peas, broccoli, and more.
The FreshConnect program is helping to deliver produce straight from our farms to the kitchen tables of underserved families, while creating local jobs and serving all New Yorkers.
For more information about FreshConnect, visit: http://freshconnect.ny.gov/
In addition, to locate a farmers market nearest you, visit: http://www.agriculture.ny.gov/AP/CommunityFarmersMarkets.asp#Saint%20Lawrence%20County