Roots Rising has created a virtual farmers' market to supply Berkshire County residents with fresh local produce. reports that the COVID-19 pandemic has created numerous challenges in terms of access, however, Roots Rising's directors believe this should not be the case for fresh produce.

The farm-based youth development program sent out a community survey and found 84 percent of those responding were looking to have food delivered because of fears for their health, 58 percent had income that was lost or put in jeopardy because of the pandemic, and 100 percent were interested in supporting local farmers and food producers.

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