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American Farmland Trust Receives Grant To Expand Local Markets For Farmers Through Farm To Institution New York State Partnership

LEP Grant resizedThe Local Economies Project  of the New World Foundation has awarded American Farmland Trust (AFT) a grant of $200,000 to enable the Farm to Institution New York State (FINYS) partnership to create new economic opportunities for New York’s farmers while improving the health of New Yorkers by increasing the amount of locally grown food served in institutions. “The Local Economies Project is proud to continue its support of American Farmland Trust’s FINYS,” said Bob Dandrew of the Local Economies Project. “Getting local food into institutional settings is critical to our health and to the viability of our local farming economy.  FINYS is doing an outstanding job of bringing farmers and processors, institutional buyers, and the people they service together to create strong market channels we need for a more resilient food system in New York State.”  Read more… 

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