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Farm-fresh to be distributed in Warren Co. through CSA program

An array of vegetables from Juniper Hill Farm of Wadhams is displayed during summer 2012 at a farmers' market. Juniper Hill has teamed up with Warrensburgh Beautification to bring their farm-fresh, nnaturally grown produce and other food items on a weekly basis into Warren County.

An array of vegetables from Juniper Hill Farm of Wadhams is displayed during summer 2012 at a farmers' market. Juniper Hill has teamed up with Warrensburgh Beautification to bring their farm-fresh, nnaturally grown produce and other food items on a weekly basis into Warren County.

— Fresh, naturally-grown vegetables, meat, eggs and yogurt — all produced locally in the Adirondacks — will be available this summer in Warrensburg as well as North Creek and Glens Falls due to a new Farm Share program.

Warrensburg Beautification has partnered with Juniper Hill Farm of Wadhams in Essex County to bring the highest quality produce to Warren County — non-GMO and pesticide free, Farm Share Coordinator Teresa Whalen said this week.

“Invest in your local economy, help small organic growers, and have convenient access to affordable, nutrient rich foods for your family and friends,” she said. Whalen is a founder of Warrensburg Beautification.

Distribution points in Warren County include Tuesday-afternoon deliveries to Warrensburg Senior Center on Main St., to the North Creek Farmers Market at the train depot on Thursday afternoons, and to the Open Door Kitchen at 47 Lawrence St. in Glens Falls on Tuesdays. In Essex County, distribution points include the weekly Farmers Market in Schroon Lake on Monday mornings in the town hall parking lot.

The Farm Share program is a flexible edition of Community Supported Agriculture. Last year Juniper Hill — in conjunction with Warrensburgh Beautification and other organizations — established a series of workplace outlets in a wide region spanning from Saranac Lake to Saratoga Springs. This year, they are expanding the program new distribution points to accommodate the public.

The shares, or basket-sized portions of produce — fully customizable — will be distributed weekly during the summer. Besides produce, the program is offering farm fresh eggs, yogurt, cheeses, meats, poultry and field-grown flowers. Flexible payment plans are available, and clients may pre-order online from the weekly offerings, or let the farm choose from their plentiful selection. All fruits and vegetables are picked within 24 hours prior to delivery.

Payment early in the season — prior to harvest— helps farmers when they need it most, so savings are passed on to consumers, Whalen said.

Also, CSA members, as investors, have first selection if quantities are limited, and can tailor their share to suit their needs.

To sign up, see: www.JuniperHillFarmCSA.com. The season begins in June for 20 weeks. A seven-week option, and half-shares are also available. For details, contact Whalen at: taawhalen@yahoo.com or 466-5497.

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