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They said it: Local food in winter

Low tunnels covered with spun row cover provide extra protection for winter greens inside high tunnels.

Low tunnels covered with spun row cover provide extra protection for winter greens inside high tunnels.

“People want to know who grew [their food] and where it came from,” and they are “willing to pay extra to look the producer in the eye and say, ‘How did you grow this?'”

–Walt Nelson, Horticulture Program Leader, Cornell Cooperative Extension – Monroe County, in an article in the Rochester City Newspaper (Local farmers produce year round, January 5, 2011) about the growing popularity of high tunnels and other season extension methods for ‘winter farming’.

Visit the Cornell High Tunnels website.

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