CNY Bounty recently reached an impressive milestone.
"CNY Bounty is proud to announce that its innovative, home-delivery, local food program has made over 10,000 home deliveries," said Steven Holzbaur, CNY Bounty Program Coordinator.
The deliveries have occurred in Chenango, Madison, Broome and now Onondaga Counties.
"This is tremendous news not only for our customers that are receiving locally produced, farm fresh products but for our local small farmers and producers as well," Holzbaur said. "Revenue for the program is fast approaching the $500,000 mark with $364,000 going directly back to the local farmers that participate in the program."
This is encouraging news for the small farmer that is providing fresh, organically produced foods and who has many challenges competing with large agribusiness and supermarket pricing.
"CNY Bounty is providing a unique and essential component of a local sustainable food system through the direct connection of consumers and producers," said Adam Perrin, owner of Quarry Brook farms in Sherburne. "When you order from CNY Bounty you get the healthiest food and you help keep local farmers and producers in business".
Quarry Brook Farms offers certified naturally grown, grass-fed beef, lamb, pork, chicken, eggs along with pesticide-free produce on the CNY Bounty website.
This is equally exciting news for the supportive customers of the Bounty.
"I have been ordering for close to a year from the Bounty," said Cary LaManche of Liverpool. "The consistent freshness and quality of the meats, vegetables and bakery items I order each week can't be beat. I also feel like I'm contributing to the health of our local farming community. All this and to have the items delivered each week is a tremendous help for someone with a busy schedule."
CNY Bounty is a year-round online farmers' market that supports over 110 local small and mid-sized farmers and producers. The Bounty creates new markets for locally produced foods, thereby strengthening the local economy and providing healthy food to all citizens of Central New York in an environmentally responsible way. Over 900 locally produced products including grass-fed, hormone-free meats; organic dairy products and farm fresh produce are listed on the website: CNYBounty.com. CNY Bounty offers free membership and free home delivery to customers in Chenango and Madison counties with drop site deliveries to Broome and to northern, eastern and southern Onondaga County.