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Farm to Table being done locally

June 11, 2019 11:32 am

CATSKILL — One of the biggest trends in the culinary world today is the farm-to-table movement. The phrase “farm to table” is a buzzword referring to food made with locally sourced ingredients. Our society is in a rapid state of technological innovation, which means that we often compromise health and nutrition for the sake of convenience, hence the popularity of fast food and TV dinners. However, a growing number of consumers have started to seek healthier and more environmentally friendly alternatives to the processed foods that dominate grocery store shelves.

The Greene County Department of Human Services Senior Nutrition Program is doing their part by participating in the program.

This year’s season resumes on June 21, with farm fresh strawberries from Story Farms in Kiskatom. The menu will be Battered Fish, Green Beans, Fresh Salad, and to top it all off Strawberry Shortcake with local grown berries. This will be served to all homebound meals, as well as at congregate sites on that day.

Those wishing to attend lunch at a center are required to call the respective location at least a day in advance.

Acra Senior Service Center, Acra Community Center, Old Route 23B, Cairo 518-622-9898; Rivertown Senior Center, 39 Second St., Athens, 518-945-2700; Catskill Senior Nutrition Site, Robert C. Antonelli Senior Center, 15 Academy St., Catskill, 518-943-1343; Coxsackie Senior Nutrition Site, Town of Coxsackie Senior Center, Mansion Street, Coxsackie, 518-731-8901; Jewett Senior Service Center, Jewett Municipal Building, Route 23C, Jewett, 518-263-4392.

In future months, other Greene County farms will feature produce items grown locally.