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Greg's U-Pick Farm turning adversity into opportunity

Greg's U-Pick Greenhouse
Posted at 7:26 PM, Apr 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-03 05:55:27-04

CLARENCE, N.Y. (WKBW) — Western New York winters normally keep farms like Greg's U-Pick in Clarence from operating year round. But when farmer's markets were deemed an essential business, they sprung into action.

"Given the light of COVID-19, we decided we had an opportunity at the greenhouse to get vegetables to our members as quickly as possible," CSA manager Tony Federio said.

Their community supported agriculture (CSA) members had a chance to pick up their own tray of micro greens on Thursday afternoon. There will be another opportunity next Thursday, April 9th.

"You can add them to salad, put them on top of steak, sushi, or salmon. It's really a nice finishing ingredient," Federio said.

Greg's has a Facebook page that is meant for CSA members to exchange experiences and recipes with one another. Since the options are strictly seasonal, it forces some of the members to improvise.

"There's been several different vegetables that we've never had before," CSA member Kelly Rizzo said. "But we come here and they give them to you, so we have to figure out what to do with them."

If you're interested in becoming a CSA member with Greg's U-Pick Farm, click here.