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Sign up for Seasonal Produce Delivered to Your Worksite

Orange County has many wonderful farm markets throughout the County. If you can’t get to one of the beautiful markets, you can still enjoy fresh local produce delivered right to your worksite. Orange County has several local farms who can deliver fresh produce to your workplace throughout the summer and fall season. Here are some of the benefits of Farm to Worksite:
- Save time and gas
- Support your local farmers and economy
- Taste local produce at peak freshness, try new items
- Deliveries typically run each week from June through November

Several farms in Orange County operate Farm to Worksite programs. Sign up deadlines are soon. Check with farms for specific requirements regarding sign up. Here are some of the farms that can deliver to your worksite.

Glebocki Farms — www.glebockifarms.com
              Email: [email protected] Phone: 651-8088
R & G Produce — www.rgproduceocg.com
              E-mail: [email protected] Phone: 981-7200
Peace and Carrots Farm — www.peaceandcarrotsfarm.com
              E-mail: [email protected] Phone: 913-6187
W. Rogowski Farm — www.RogowskiFarm.com
(Pine Island - Warwick - Middletown)
Hesperides Organica Farm—www.Hesperidesorganica.com
              E-mail: [email protected] Phone: 216-1282 or 490-1201

Please support Orange County’s farms and farmers markets. For a complete listing of farmers markets, visit the Orange County Tourism website at www.OrangeTourism.org or call 615-3860.
If you have question, please contact Healthy Orange at 845-568-5247.
For additional information on farms, community supported agriculture and other farm programs, please visit www.localharvest.org.
 

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