postheadericon Finger Lakes Fresh Food Hub Groundbreaking

fffhgroundbreakingChallenge Workforce Solutions held a groundbreaking Thursday for the Finger Lakes Fresh Food Hub in Groton. The Food Hub will create over 35 new jobs and connect family farmers with distributors and consumers to provide much greater access to high-quality local foods year-round.

At the 18,000 square foot facility products from many regional farms will be processed and packaged for convenient pick-up by distributors, who will deliver the products to grocery stores, schools, healthcare facilities, restaurants and food pantries throughout the region.

Building on our agricultural experience through our existing Finger Lakes Fresh brand and distribution network, this project will create new jobs in our area, promote stability and growth for family farmers, and make healthy, local food more accessible to consumers at a reasonable cost. Construction of the facility is expected to be completed by October 2013.

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We may not need mittens to keep our hands warm much longer, but Mittens needs you! She is about 11 years old and came to us when her owner passed away. She is a bit shy at first, but warms up to people quickly. Because of her shy nature, we recommend her to a home with patient, cat-savvy people that will give this girl the time and love that she deserves. Could you be her special person?

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