LIBERTY, NY — The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets put out a call to Cornell Cooperative Extensions (CCE) across the state to assist with the distribution of thousands of …
LIBERTY, NY — The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets put out a call to Cornell Cooperative Extensions (CCE) across the state to assist with the distribution of thousands of gallons of sanitizer solution for farms, farm stands and farmers’ markets at no cost to them.
A tractor trailer loaded with thousands of gallons for the Hudson Valley region delivered the massive load to the CCE Dutchess County Farm and Home Center in Millbrook, New York on Thursday, May 7. With help from the Catskills Food Hub, CCE had distribution points at the Extension Education Center in Liberty, the Neversink General Store in Neversink and the Mamakating Farmers’ Market in Wurtsboro. CCE Sullivan staff teamed up with Sen. Jen Metzger to distribute to farms from the Extension Education Center last Friday.
The liquid solution, NYS Clean, is produced by Corcraft, a program of the NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision. The solution is 75% alcohol and will be distributed to Sullivan County farmers who responded to a survey put out by CCE Sullivan’s Ag and Food Systems team.
“I was happy to assist CCE Sullivan staff in distributing hand sanitizer for farmers and farm workers in Sullivan County who continue to labor during this pandemic to contribute to our food supply. As Senate Agriculture Chair, I have been pressing for increased assistance to our farms during this crisis, and was pleased to see this commitment of sanitizer supplies. I want to thank CCE Sullivan for distributing these supplies and for all the work the Extension is doing to support our farms in this challenging time,” said Sen. Metzger.
Farm operations can email firstname.lastname@example.org to be put on a waiting list for the next order and distribution date. Include the farm’s name, email address, phone number and number of gallons requested.
For more information on the 2020 Sullivan Fresh Farmers’ Market season, visit www.sullivancce.org.