Seniors Can Get $9 Bag of Fresh Food from Local Farms at Six UWS Spots

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Seniors can get bags filled with five or six kinds of fresh fruits and vegetables for $9 through a program sponsored by Gale Brewer and Helen Rosenthal.

The bags are filled with food from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania farmers, and are delivered to select sites once a week. People have to pay cash in advance at local sites, and then pick up the food the following week. Sign-up dates vary per site.

Delivery dates: 10/20, 11/3 and 11/17.

Participating sites:

For more information, please contact:


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    1. MaryC says:

      “are delivered to select sites once a week.”
      I think it’s once every two weeks, based on the dates you list.

    2. JM says:

      There are no dates listed. The only requirement is you pay in advance so, yes, for the first pickup, it would be 1 week after you pay. Then you go pick up the next week and, at that time, pay for the next week and so on. They need to know how much to deliver. Your best bet is to call the number at the site you would be attending.

    3. Mike says:

      How much in weight terms is this melange? Maybe worth it if sizeable bulk apportions. Bec for $9 bucks can you not buy the same at something called neighborhood grocery store @WholeFoods, @Fairway, and/or other small business stores in the neighborhood and support them as well?

      • MaryC says:

        The items are farmers market quality not like what you get at a regular supermarket and you are supporting small farm businesses.
        Supporting local stores is good too but Fairway and certainly Whole Foods are not small local businesses