For five years, Big Y has supported the local farming community through the Local Farmer Awards. Their recent contribution totaled $142,500, with 62 farmers receiving amounts up to $2,500 for materials and equipment to help with infrastructure improvements. The farmers receiving awards are based in western Massachusetts and eastern New York.
“At Big Y, we are proud to continue our over 80-year tradition of supporting local farmers and supplying the fruits of their labor to our own customers every day. By partnering with the Harold Grinspoon Charitable Foundation, we are providing one more way to help our local growers to thrive in our community,” said Charlie D’Amour, president and chief executive officer of Big Y.
(The Produce News)