11 Sep '11, 2pm
New Yorkers Called on to Eat Local to Support Irene Hurt Farmers
New Yorkers Called on to Eat Local to Support Irene Hurt Farmers Flooding in Schenectady, north of Albany. Photo: Doug Kerr under a Creative Commons license . In the last few years, New Yorkers have developed quite a taste for locally farmed fruits and vegetables. Much of the thanks go to the efforts of GrowNYC , the non-profit whose Greenmarket program brings fresh, local produce to the city. But in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, the small-scale farmers in upstate New York who grow that produce are facing devastating flooding caused by Hurricane Irene. So GrowNYC is coming to their aid, with a call for all New Yorkers to eat locally for the rest of September. View the entire comment thread.