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"Farm to table" takes a literal meaning with new program at the MAP Farmhouse

Posted at 6:41 PM, Feb 23, 2019

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — There's nothing quite like biting into a farm fresh fruit or vegetable.

Daniel oles has been farming fruits and vegetables on his 30 acre farm in Alden. Oles is able to provide Western New York with the farm fresh food with help from the Community Supported Agriculture program (CSA). People can purchase a subscription and receive about 10 lbs of fruits and vegetables directly from farmers every week.

"Package stuff from the grocery store you do not know who grew it," Danielle Rovillo, Markets Director for the Massachusetts Avenue Project said. "This is such a natural way to access food, cook and eat it."

Farmers say they love this program because it helps reconnect farmers to their customers. They are able to work with their customers and some even invite them to their farm to learn about where their food is coming from.

"It's all about relationships and that is what we have lost a lot of agriculture and food related things... we are trying to reconnect," Oles said.

The CSA program runs mostly from June to November but there are winter packages available. Oles says it costs people about $20 a week to not only have the freshest produce but also help support WNY farmers.

To learn more about the program visit the MAP website.