Tilly Foster Has Harvest

Produce for restaurant, seniors

The garden at Tilly Foster Farm in Brewster, which is owned by Putnam County, had its first harvest, with more than two dozen crops.

Donald Arrant, Alex Cyprus, County Executive MaryEllen Odell, Deputy Commissioner of Parks Chris Ruthven, Lisa Walker and Steve Kessman (Photo provided)

The produce from the garden, which is a third of an acre, is used by Tilly’s Table, a restaurant at the farm that pays fair-market price, and the Office for Senior Resources, which uses any excess for its meal programs.

Among other crops, the garden produces pumpkins, melons, squash, beets, peppers, tomatoes and zucchinis. The garden will continue to operate through mid-November and the county may increase its size in 2019.