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Sandhills Farm to Table
Posted Date:
3/4/2013

The Town of Aberdeen wants to encourage employees to support local farmers and eat healthy. The Sandhills Farm to Table program is offering produce boxes to be delivered every other Wednesday which will begin on April 17th.

Each produce box will have 6 to 9 different produce items depending on what is in peak for the week. The box is available in standard size (enough for 2 people who regularly eat produce) for $22.66 each pay period. The Town of Aberdeen will pay for the $25 membership fee and the employee can have the $22.66 subscription fee payroll deducted each pay period. Larger and/or more frequent boxes of produce are also available for an additional cost.

In 2012, Sandhills Farm to Table generated $425,000 in sales. In addition, over $33,000 was given to local elementary schools, churches and small local businesses that act as Gathering Sites, to further their community missions. Also, over three and a half tons of food was given to local families in need - food that the farmers were paid for. In addition, you support grassroots efforts to preserve farmland, grow new farmers, retain open lands and green space, and encourage sustainable production and the growing of new crops for this area.

If you are interested in participating in this program, it is not too late. Contact Regina or Jamie for more information and/or to sign up. For more information on the produce box visit www.sandhillsfarm2table.com.

 

Town of Aberdeen  -  115 N. Poplar Street, Post Office Box 785  -  Aberdeen, NC 28315  -  Phone: 910-944-1115
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