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Lifestyle and Fun: Corbin Hill Farms

November 15, 2012 1:26:14 PM PST
Farm to table local produce, normally conjures up the notion of upper crust foodies.

But Harlem based Corbin Hill Farms is bringing that concept to lower income areas and residents are eating it up.

Butternut squash so fresh from the farm, you can still see the dirt, exotic broccoflower, shallots and turnips the size of softballs. It's not from a high end Farmer's Market, but one of dozens of distribution sites of Corbin Hill Farms, a farm share catering to residents in Harlem and the South Bronx. Ekua Samuals has been participating since the project began three years ago.

Members pay $15 dollars per week for a medium share, $25 dollars a week for a large share from mid-June through mid-November. For the same amount of produce at a grocery store, you would pay at least 25 percent more.

Everything is grown on farms in Schoharie County, on a 95 acre property west of Albany. A recent tour enabled members to see exactly where their food is grown.

Corbin Hill Farm serves 1,100 families; organizers say the farm share movement is a way for people to connect with the food they eat, no matter where they live.

For more information about signing up for the food share, you can go to http://corbinhillfarm.com/

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