CANTON -- Over 80 guests enjoyed a meal of fall vegetables and chicken at North Country Grown Cooperative’s (NCGC) Autumn Harvest Dinner recently that benefits local farm families.
Almost all of the food was from NCGC growers and prepared by award winning chef, Brian Walker and his team at 1844 House. Caramello provided musical entertainment.
Proceeds of over $3,000 from the dinner will go to support transportation of fresh vegetables from farms around the county to NCGC’s major wholesale customers.
"North Country Grown is truly gratified by the outpouring of support that brought so many community members together for this delicious meal,” said NCGC President John Dewar.
“We will put the proceeds to good use to upgrade our delivery vehicle. Better transport will help our growers get more of their outstanding products to local institutions. As more and more of our farms are able to gain access to these wholesale markets, we hope to see more family farms prosper and expand in the North Country, said Dewar"
North Country Grown Cooperative (NCGC) is a farmer-owned wholesale marketing cooperative that aggregates farm products and markets them to local colleges, restaurants, schools and hospitals. NCGC was created by a group of local small farms so that they could access these local wholesale markets.
NCGC returns to its growers a large share of the food dollar, delivers fresh, healthy seasonal produce to its customers in less than 24 hours from time of harvest, and supports environmentally sound farming systems.