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Company launches Vermont farm produce delivery to Jamaica Plain

Posted by Matt Rocheleau  November 11, 2011 01:19 PM

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A company that delivers produce from Vermont farms to Boston-area residents has added Jamaica Plain to its growing list of weekly pick-up sites.

Founded by two families that hail from Boston, “Farmers To You” this month launched a pick-up site at the Boylston Congregational Church on the corner of Armory and Boylston Streets and near Stony Brook subway station along the MBTA’s Orange Line.

Orders placed on-line by Sunday can be retrieved at the church lot between 5 and 7 p.m. on the following Wednesday, the company said.

“We have been looking for a JP site for a while,” company spokesman Will Forest said in a statement. “What is essential in making a successful community partnership is a committed site host and a location that sees the benefits of what Farmers To You can bring to Jamaica Plain. We are very grateful to Deryck Mason and the Prudential Committee of the Boylston Congregational Church for allowing us to use their site”.

The local site host for Jamaica Plain is Bridget Colvin, who can be reached at bridget.colvin@gmail.com.

The company says it is looking to add partners to existing locations as well as to serve more communities beyond where it already offers delivery: at two pick-up spots in Cambridge, and at individual sites in Somerville, Beverly, Lexington and Arlington.

“We are looking for families and individuals who place a high priority on knowing where there food comes from, who produces it and how it is produced,” founder and owner Greg Georgaklis said in a statement. “We have all felt betrayed by the deceptive information we continue to receive about the true methods of producing our families food, and the consequences of ignorance are becoming very unhealthy.”

“Farmers To You creates a regional partnership by enabling Boston area families to reconnect to the land through the food they eat and benefit from the delicious and nutritious bounty of Vermont,” he continued. “This partnership supports Vermont area farmers and producers, who create superior food, lovingly steward their land, and enrich their communities.”

Customers select their items online on a weekly basis by Sunday, according to the company. Their order is picked up directly from partner farms on Tuesday and delivered to their chosen pick-up site on Wednesday or Thursday depending on the site. Choices include milk, cheese, eggs, vegetables, fruit, meat and other food items that come directly from “small family farms who are mostly organic and all use highly sustainable practices,” the company said.

The company says it also partners with Metro Pedal Power, which offers emission-free, door-to-door delivery to home or office in Cambridge, Somerville and Boston.

Other pick up sites, times and contact information can be found at the Farmers To You website.

E-mail Matt Rocheleau at mjrochele@gmail.com.

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