CHENANGO COUNTY – Chenango Bounty Farmers’ Market at Your Door has brought $47,331 worth of business to participating farms and producers during its first 44 weeks of operation, according to a press release from the program.
Approximately 69 percent of the amount has gone directly to Chenango County farms and producers with the remainder going to farmers and producers in Madison or other counties within New York State.
Grant monies from the Chenango County Planning and Economic Development Committee - Economic Development Funds ($12,440 for July 2007 to October 2008 and another $12,440 for October 2008 through October 2009) and The New York Farmland Viability Institute - Agriculture Innovation Center ($28,630 for January 2008 to June 2009) are being used to pay consultants and to administer and coordinate the program. The Chenango Bounty consultants work with the farms to identify and list products, develop the order form and web site, market the program, and collect orders. None of the grant funds are used to purchase a delivery truck, subsidize the food, or to pay the salaries of the management committee members, the press release states.