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Groceries by Sail -- From Vermont to NYC

"…Seeking a more sustainable way to get his grain to market, the Vermont farmer Erik Andrus conceived the Vermont Sail Freight Project to find out if this model could work again today. In April, he raised more than $15,000 on Kickstarter to build a 39-foot-long plywood sail barge named Ceres (after the Roman goddess of agriculture).…

The boat, loaded with 15 tons of cargo from 30 farms, is about to complete its maiden voyage down the Hudson. The crew has been hosting daily dockside markets at port towns from Hudson to Yonkers, selling pantry staples, like wild birch syrup, heirloom beans and Atlantic-harvested seaweed, and fresh produce, like blue fingerling potatoes…"

From NY Times here
Photo: Jim Peppler
Article by Eviana Hartman

Above article written before boat arrived in NYC. For update and more complete story, click here -- thanks to Ray Aldridge

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Buy Local love it.

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