The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted some critical stress points in our local food system. Farmers have reported labor issues, market closures and fears of supply chain disruption.
To bolster local food security and aid in the resilience and sustainability of local farms, the Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA) has announced a $100,000 Local Food Security Grant opportunity for farms in its 14-county service area.
The new program, which was launched on March 19, will be accepting proposals from regional farmers until Tuesday, April 10, 2020. The grant funds are made possible by the same anonymous donors who supported the 2019 Local Farm Grant program, which awarded nearly $104,000 to eight regional farmers.
Read the full article in the Adirondack Almanack.