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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Little Randy is an adorable Jack Russell mix who came to us as a stray. We can't believe no one claimed this pup, as he's one of the sweetest around! At only a year old, Randy still acts like a bouncy, happy puppy and would benefit from a manners class or another dog in the home to show him the ropes. What he loves most in life is playing with toys and peanut butter... an easy one to please! Randy would be fine with school aged children who are tolerant of a bouncy puppy. If this wonderful little guy sounds like the right fit for you, come in and meet him today!

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