OSSINING N.Y. -- An Ossining farm is hoping to be the choice of voters.
Fable is one of the farms competing in PRO * ACT's Cultivating Change grant program. A total of $75,000 in funding will be awarded to local farms with the most votes through Jan. 31. Winners will be announced on Feb. 5.
Fable is competing against more than 100 farms in 30 states for funding to invest in sustainability efforts and grow their overall capacity. The farm said the grant will help it purchase a roof-top mounting array of solar panels. This will help lower its electricity bill and help Fable in reaching its goal of becoming 100% renewable and sustainable.
Fable was started by Tom Deacon and grows and sells produce at the TASH Market in Tarrytown, the farmer's market at NewYork Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital in Cortlandt Manor and at Turco's in Yorktown Heights. They have also sold food to local restaurants like Sweet Grass Grille in Tarrytown and Halstead Avenue Taqueria in Harrison.
Deacon, who grew up in Mohegan Lake, decided to start the farm when he realized there was a demand for local freshly grown produce.
The farm grows sweet basil, italian parsley, cilantro, red russian kale, and rainbow swiss chard.
Deacon said Fable is committed to sustainable agriculture, does not use pesticides and raises free-range chickens.
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