If you’ve been keeping track of the damage done by Hurricane Irene as we have, then you know that while us city folk may have gotten off pretty easy, many farmers upstate and along the Eastern Seaboard did not. Now, as Edible Manhattan reports, there is a way for you to help those who suffered most.
GrowNYC, the organization that operates the city’s Greenmarkets, has set up a page on its website that allows you to donate to farmers throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut. Your apartment may have been spared, but wind and water have devastated many of the farms that provide fresh produce to your local farmers’ market. As Robert Sietsema pointed out earlier, that damage may not be obvious on this weekend’s market shop, but its effects may become apparent in the months to come. So … dig deep!