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Posts By Gregory Hitchcock

Online Social Marketplace Helps Communities Hungry for Farm Fresh Food Connect to Local Farmers

November 8, 2012 |

Started more than a year ago by Cousins William and Nathaniel Trienens along with another cofounder, lead developer Gabriel Odess-Gillett, CitySprout is an online social marketplace that was developed to allow communities without easy access to locally grown food, or the population to support a CSA, to more easily connect with local farmers.

The company’s communications director Jesse Mayhew explained that the idea behind CitySprout originated in a discussion about Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) between William and a Westport, New York, farmer friend in Lake Champlain where Trienens grew up. Read More

Community Garden Network with Attendant Veggie Mobile Serves ‘Foodies in Food Deserts’

October 29, 2012 |

Standing in front of Ten Eyck Apartments, a 101-unit high-rise apartment building in downtown Schenectady, New York, can be found the Veggie Mobile, a vegetable stand on wheels.

Today, like most days, it is serving fresh produce for low-income individuals and families very much like residents of Ten Eyck, mostly elderly and disabled residents. Today it is raining, but the casual spectator or curious bystander can still see a flourish of activity from volunteers packing vegetables for those that request them. Read More