From Betsy Leonard, technician, Department of Horticulture:
On September 28, members of Alpha Zeta fraternity picked 40 bushels of organic peppers from research plots at the Homer C. Thompson Vegetable Research Farm, Freeville, N.Y. The peppers were donated to Food Bank of the Southern Tier. ( Loaves and Fishes of Cortland and Friendship Donations Network also receive food from the farm.)
Total donations from the farm since 2004 topped 1,000,000 pounds this season.