A meeting for those interested in the program will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28 at Milly's Pantry, in the Odd Fellows Building on Main Street, Penn Yan.
Milly’s Pantry, a not-for-profit organization supporting the Weekend Back Pack Program for Yates County children, is offering shares in a new Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program.
Subscribers will enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables from local farms while helping to supply weekend food for a child in need.
A start-up meeting will be held Saturday, Feb. 28 at 10 a.m. at the Milly’s Pantry building, 19 Main St. in Penn Yan.
Three area farmers — Adam Fox, Raymond Shirk, and Judson Reid — hand-picked by Cornell Cooperative Extension, have joined with Milly’s Pantry to provide 30 varieties of fresh-from-the-farm produce for a family of four for 20 weeks, from the beginning of June to mid-October, for a $500 subscription fee. Smaller families, could consider splitting the cost with friends.
Produce will be delivered to Penn Yan each Saturday morning — ready for pick up. Those who team with Milly’s Pantry, will support local farmers by paying them in advance of the growing season, helping ensure their survival, and in return will receive fresh fruits and vegetables, grown with little or no pesticides while providing weekend food for one Yates County child for one year.
Joining the Milly’s Pantry CSA, offers an opportunity to become a guardian of farms and of children. For details, call 315-536-0007 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.