MADISON COUNTY – A delivery service that distributes locally produced foods direct from Central New York farms to the consumer has received a $60,000 grant from National Grid.
The funding from National Grid will be used to write an enhanced business marketing plan and to develop a new website. The Center for Agricultural Development and Entrepreneurship has pledged an additional $15,000 towards the website.
“We believe that local food distribution is a vital part of making small and medium scale farms throughout Central New York viable,” said Art Hamlin, director of economic development. “National Grid is deeply committed to supporting Central New York’s agricultural community. We are excited to see the small business growth and development, as well as job creation, which we believe will result from this support.”