Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County, in cooperation with New York State Agriculture and Markets, will begin distributing hand sanitizer and face coverings to Delaware County farms this week at no cost to farmers. Distribution will take place between 10am and 2pm at 3 locations around Delaware County. Proof of agriculture status is required and contact information will be collected for tracking purposes.

Hand sanitizer is available in one-gallon containers with hand pump and 2 oz sprays. Face coverings are available in packages of five.  Car Side Distribution:

· Friday, May 15th at Watershed Agricultural Council (WAC) Office, 44 West Street, Walton

· Thursday, May 21st at McDowell & Walker, 4 Depot Street, Delhi

· Saturday, May 23rd at Stamford Farmer’s Coop, 18 South Street, Stamford (Fertilizer Building)

Distribution of the hand sanitizer and face coverings will ensure a safer sale and distribution of locally produced food, particularly at U-Pick, farm-stand, and farm market operations. Perfect timing as fresh local strawberries become available in mid-June!

To ensure we have adequate supplies in each location, please register online to let us know which pick-up event you will be attending. For more information and to register, please visit the CCE Delaware website at ccedelaware.org. If you cannot attend one of the distribution events and need sanitizer and/or face coverings, please call (607) 865-6531 to arrange pick-up. We look forward to seeing our farmers during this time with appropriate physical distancing measures in place! These events are for Delaware County farmers. If your operation is not located in Delaware County, please visit https://cce.cornell.edu/localoffices to find your local Extension Office.

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