Gallery: 80% of NYC Greenmarket Farms Were Affected by Irene – Help The...

For many of us city dwellers, Tropical Storm Irene passed by with little to no consequences, but our farmer friends upstate will be dealing with the aftermath for many months to come. The massive flooding left many farmers’ crops submerged under several feet of water, with some losing as much as 1,500 acres and suffering from $1 million in lost profits. GrowNYC has a list of nearly 40 farmers who were affected by the storm. Many farms have lost entire crops and had to cancel the rest of their CSAs, and several farms are completely done for the season and won’t even be coming to weekly Greenmarkets. But there is still much that we can do to help the farms recover and continue to support local agriculture — hit the jump to find out more.

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