11 Sep '11, 4pm
Want to help upstate NY farmers devastated by #Hurricane #Irene? Eat local for the rest of the month: via @adavies47
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.