Assemblywoman Galef Highlights Local Farmers Markets on her “Dear Sandy” TV Show

July 11, 2011
Sandy with Ossining resident Miriam Haas and Croton resident Susan O’Keefe, on her “Dear Sandy” TV show to discuss the benefits of local farmers markets.
Assemblywoman Sandy Galef hosts Ossining resident Miriam Haas, of Community Markets, and Croton resident Susan O’Keefe, from Baked by Susan, on her television show, “Dear Sandy.” Galef, Haas, and O’Keefe discuss the farmers markets of New York, and how they provide healthier food as well as helping the economy and environment of the state.

Farmers markets, which have recently grown in popularity in this area, are a more direct link from the producers of food to the consumers, allowing citizens to buy food directly from the growers. This food is grown closer to home, saving precious resources on the packaging and transport of food, as well as preventing the use of chemical preservatives in food. They allow consumers to help their neighbors, local farmers. Haas and O’Keefe also detail the variety of fresh and baked goods available at a market.

“Miriam and Susan provide a wonderful portrayal of the positive aspects of farmers markets,” Galef said. “Farmers markets provide an avenue to fresh and tasty produce, and now we can all enjoy many of these markets close to home.”

To learn more, tune in to cable television at the following dates and times.

“Farmers Markets” airs as follows:

Cablevision
Fridays, July 29, August 5, 12, & 19
at 9:00 P.M. on
Ossining and Peekskill Channel 15

(Briarcliff, Ossining, Scarborough, Buchanan, Cortlandt, Croton, Garrison, Montrose, Peekskill, Philipstown South, Verplanck)
Wappingers Falls Channel 21
(Cold Spring, Philipstown North)
and
Yorktown Channel 74

(Lake Peekskill, Putnam Valley)

Comcast
Fridays, July 29, August 5 & 12
at 7:30 pm
Carmel, Kent, Mahopac & Putnam Valley Channel 8

*Please check your local listings as the air dates for this channel may change

Verizon FiOS Customers
Please check your local listings for specific air times.