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CNY Bounty delivers to Colgate

By Sustainability Office on December 20, 2012

Dozens of Colgate employees and students have recently experienced a new and exciting way to grocery shop. Once a week they visit the CNY Bounty website (www.cnybounty.com), select food items to place in their virtual shopping cart, and pick up their order between 4-5pm every Wednesday in the Coop.

With over 900 products from over 90 local farms, there has never been an easier way to access a wide variety of locally produced, fresh food.

CNY Bounty is not only convenient for you, but also good for Central New York. It can be painstakingly difficult for Central New York farmers to get their products to local consumers. Small farmers have less labor and less time to market, sell, and deliver their products locally. Moreover, the high-volume food distribution system in the U.S. favors large agribusiness leaving small upstate farms out of the food loop. Likewise, it can be time-consuming and frustrating for Central New York residents to seek out and purchase food from local farmers. It is much easier to plan a weekly trip to a large grocery store like Price Chopper, Big M, and Walmart to do one-stop shopping. However, they offer scant choices for food produced in Central New York.

Ordering through CNY Bounty, allows us to support our local farmers (and our local economy), it allows us year-around access to local, fresh food, and it allows us to consume food grown in an environmentally-responsible way. Ordering through CNY Bounty feels good.

Ready to join other Colgate community members and give it a try?  It is easy. Visit the CNY Bounty website (www.cnybounty.com) and click on “New Customer” to create your account.  Select items including baking supplies, fruits, vegetables, herbs, breads, condiments, cheese, yogurt, dairy, beef, chicken, pasta and much, much more.  Place your order before noon every Monday. CNY Bounty will then deliver your food to the Coop (or another location you specify) at 4pm every Wednesday. You can pick up your food between 4-5pm. Visit cnybounty.com for more details.

So, what are you waiting for?  See you next Wednesday at Coop!

Contact John Pumilio (jpumilio@colgate.edu; x6487) with any questions.

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