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Local farmers note growing demand

At Juniper Hill Farm, Hainer has put an innovative twist on his high tunnels, mounting them on tracks so they can be easily moved to cover rotating crops.

"They're worth every penny," Hainer said, noting how it's his goal to eventually provide produce to his CSA members year-round.

Local farms have also been getting a boost from Adirondack Harvest, a CCE-sponsored program that helps farmers market their goods. The program also offers training to farmers so they can do their own marketing with brochures and other promotional materials.

"The one thing we try to do is be the Web presence for these farmers," said Deming.

At www.adirondackharvest.com, visitors can find a directory of direct-market farms, farmers' markets, and even restaurants that buy local produce. The site also has references to CSAs around the region.

To find a CSA near you, contact Adirondack Harvest by calling 962-4810.

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