We will create a network of bodegas serving healthy food from local farms in Bushwick and Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn.
We will create a network of bodegas serving healthy food from local farms in Bushwick and Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. Read more
About this project
Many New Yorkers have access to some of the best food in the world, but many others go without any access to healthy food. We want to help bodegas in under served neighborhoods sell healthy local food in their communities. Bodegas are full of processed unhealthy foods and its hard to eat healthfully when that's your only option. We have the produce, but the infrastructure just isn't there to get it to the people who need it most.
We want to build a Healthy Bodegas network in Bushwick and Bed Stuy, Brooklyn. We will start with produce from our farm and then we plan to grow by including our neighbors' farms and their products into the model. We've partnered with a number of bodegas that are interested in selling local product and being involved in our project, but we need help to get our Healthy Bodegas Project going. We want to prove that something like this is possible.
Red Jacket Orchards is a third generation family farm located Geneva, New York. The farm has been in our family for over 50 years.
For this project, we need money for refrigerators for some of the bodegas, promotional materials, and help with the costs for the distribution route to get the project off the ground.
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