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JetBlue mentors Schuylerville-area farm

JetBlue mentors Schuylerville-area farm

Owners of 9 Miles East to gain insight, training
JetBlue mentors Schuylerville-area farm
A JetBlue plane at the Albany International Airport in 2015
Photographer: Gazette file photo

NEW YORK — A Schuylerville-area farm is one of three companies chosen for a business mentorship program by New York-based budget airline JetBlue.

BlueBud was begun in 2015 for up-and-coming environmentally and socially responsible food brands based in New York. It has since expanded to small companies in the Boston area. Participants gain training and experience and, in some cases, see their products served to JetBlue’s 40 million-plus annual passengers aboard roughly 365,000 annual flights.

This year’s winners are Eat Your Coffee of Boston, Sustainable Snacks of the Bronx and 9 Miles East Farm of Northumberland.

JetBlue said of 9 Mile East Farm:

“Gordon and Mary Sacks started 9 Miles East Farm to make it easy for busy people to enjoy healthy local food. 9 Miles East Farms grows many of the seasonal ingredients for their ready-to-eat GO Box meals, prepares meals in its on-farm commercial kitchen, and delivers healthy, locally-sourced meals in proprietary formats to workplaces and home subscribers in New York and Massachusetts. The farm is focused on expanding the market for local food by serving customers whose needs are not met by the current food establishment.”

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