We miss the terrific veggies that we get during summer from Common Thread, the community supported farm we belong to that is just north of the village of Hamilton. But there is a great option out there for folks who want to support local farmers all year-round: CNY Bounty.
This program has been running for a couple years now, under a different name, and it just unveiled a new website. You can get meat, specialty products, apples, bread, milk, yogurt, and other items delivered to your home. Just go online, browse the offerings, and place your order.
Nearly 90 farmers and processors are involved in the program, the majority from Madison and Chenango counties, and there are more than 900 products offered during the year. If you place an order before noon Monday, you can get your order delivered on Wednesday or Thursday. There also are pick-up locations available.
Buddy up with some friends or neighbors and try some local products. You can check out the group’s website to learn more.