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Local produce at a Wegman's Supermarket in Liverpool, N.Y. Photo: Joanna Richards
Local produce at a Wegman's Supermarket in Liverpool, N.Y. Photo: Joanna Richards

Jeff-Lewis extension to receive "food desert" grant

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Cornell Cooperative Extension will receive a 95,000 dollar federal grant to promote local food production in rural Jefferson and Lewis counties. The money is targeted to "food deserts", a name given to areas at least 10 miles from a grocery store.

Extension resource educator Amanda Root said in a press release the new program will bring together consumers and farmers to provide better access to healthy food.

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