The Farmacy, small farm store located inside the Keeseville Pharmacy, has received an Innovation Grant from Adirondack Health Institute.
The expansion is set to include the addition of a display freezer, gondola shelving, three glass-door merchandising coolers, and a bulk food unit. A full-time staff person has been hired to oversee and expand the model to an additional location in Essex County.
The Farmacy is a partnership between AdkAction, a local nonprofit, and the Keeseville Pharmacy, an independently-owned pharmacy in downtown Keeseville.
The Keeseville Pharmacy now accepts SNAP benefits (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). AdkAction has been coordinating free cooking classes to help area residents learn to cook from scratch with local ingredients, and is in the process of unrolling an incentive coupon program that will make it easier for low-income residents to buy local food.
For more information on the Farmacy project or to donate, click here.
Photo of Dan Bosely, owner of Keeseville Pharmacy provided.