Thursday, 09 July 2020 13:21

New Grant Helps Local Farm Support Food Pantries

SARATOGA SPRINGS —Around the country, food banks are seeing an unprecedented increase in the need for food while also experiencing a decline in donations. A new grant from Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA) will help support the mission of Pitney Meadows Community Farm to supply fresh local food to the area food pantries.

The farm will use the grants funds to purchase seeds and plant starts and hire additional staff in order to increase the farm’s production. The project will allows the community farm to increase donations to local food pantries to at least 15,000 lbs.

“COVID-19 has hurt people in many ways, but the food supply chain has been hit especially hard,” said Pitney board member Kim London. “We greatly appreciate this grant that will allow us to continue supporting our community through the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.”

Eight North Country farm and food businesses were awarded a total of $100,000 in grant funding, mad possible by anonymous donors, for the effort that bolster food and farm security in the region. Pitney Meadows Community Farm is located at 223 West Ave in Saratoga Springs. They can be reached by phone at 518-290-0008 or email

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