Everything sold at Three Feathers is raised or grown on the farm, which also sells pasture-raised Black Angus beef all year round and fresh roaster chickens in the spring and summer.
They are free to all children and teens 18 and younger who come to one of the summer meals sites, which include schools, churches, community centers and other safe places.
The face of the American farmer has changed over the decades, from a man on his horse-drawn plow, to a man on his tractor, to a man overseeing other men on a factory farm. Now America is returning to its agricultural roots, embracing small farms run with natural practices. And often as not, the face of that small farm is female.
Port Chester resident and community advocate Alex Payan has launched Port Chester Community Gardens (PCCG), a registered public charity in New York State. The goal is to help break down barriers to food access, healthy eating and environmental sustainability while promoting volunteerism and civic engagement.