NC food program to expand, providing food boxes to more people and investing in farms | Business Local

“When the shutdowns were happening, there were farmers markets and restaurants closing down, and a little bit of panic was setting in,” Miller said. “It put farmers in a bind. They were now without those immediate markets to sell their products.”

CFSA organizers also began considering those who had lost their jobs during the pandemic. Eventually, the association partnered with the Piedmont Culinary Guild, a forum for farmers and culinary professionals. Soon thereafter, they began working with local food hubs to sign up laid-off restaurant and hospitality workers to receive produce boxes.

Jesse Leadbetter, co-founder of Charlotte-based foodhub and delivery

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NYC Health + Hospitals Expand Access To Affordable Healthy Food Options With Annual Farmers Market

NYC Health + Hospitals today announced its 2021 schedule for farmer’s markets hosted at public hospitals and community health centers across the city.

The public health system has again partnered with GrowNYC and Harvest Home Farmers Market, two local non-profit organizations, to host farmer’s markets and fresh food box programs at patient care locations throughout the city.

These partnerships make fresh fruits and vegetables more accessible for patients, staff, and the community. Farmer’s markets offer a variety of affordable, regionally grown vegetables, fruits, and fresh juices in communities where residents sometimes lack access to quality produce at reasonable prices.

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