Farm fresh food and fair prices (plus delivery)

We all like farm fresh food, and even more so when you can buy it at a fair price?

Back in the height of the coronavirus, nonprofit AdkAction teamed up with nonprofit food hub/commercial kitchen Hub on the Hill. Together, they produced and delivered thousands of Emergency Food Packages to those in need.

Since then, the concept has evolved into Farm Fresh Packages, open to all for purchasing through the Hub’s website. And in select areas in the Adirondacks, there’s even a home-delivery option.

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Jori Wekin, founder and director of the Hub on the Hill, talks about the services this nonprofit provides to farmers in the Champlain Valley. The Hub is located in Essex, N.Y. Video by Mike Lynch

For folks of limited means, a “fair pricing” option is in place. AdkAction helped The Hub become an authorized a SNAP vendor, so they can now accept SNAP (also known as “Food Stamps”). They are also utilizing incentive programs, like Double Up Food Bucks. This Fair Pricing system helps keep local, farm fresh food affordable. (SNAP customers, for instance, have the potential to receive one of these packages for 65% off the retail price.)

More information can be found here: https://www.adkaction.org/blog/food-packages-now-available-for-purchase-on-sliding-scale/

About Melissa Hart

Melissa is a journalist with experience as a reporter and editor , combined with work for nonprofits. As the Explorer's digital editor, she serves as editor of Adirondack Almanack.(com) and helps manage the Explorer's website. When not online, she enjoys hiking, camping and other outdoors activities, and spending time with her husband, their twin daughters, and rescue animals -- two dogs and two cats.

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