New York State In-depth

Group that teaches Syracuse kids about growing, selling food burglarized on opening day

Syracuse, NY — Youth workers with the Urban Delights Learning Farm had to postpone their first trip to the Downtown Farmers Market Tuesday after someone broke into the group’s van.

Someone broke a window in the van and made off with the tent the group was going to put up at the farmers market in Clinton Square.

Urban Delights has for more than 20 years taught eight to 12 youth each summer how to grow and sell crops during the summer break. The goal is to increase food security, healthy eating habits and entrepreneurship skills.

Related article: Urban Delights celebrates 20 years of youth development through agriculture (video, photos)

The group prepacked the van to get an early start to the farmer’s market, said Aniyah Everson, a spokesperson for Urban Delights. The first person who arrived around 8 am Tuesday discovered the burglary.

“The window was punched out and they had taken our tent,” Everson said.

The group canceled its grand opening at the market and are looking to find a new tent immediately, she said.

***

If you need your fresh vegetables Urban Delights offers delivery and pickup by contacting Twiggy Billue, Director of Workforce Initiatives at 315-428-0070 or via email at [email protected]

***

Staff writer Rylee Kirk covers breaking news, crime and public safety. Have a tip, story idea, photo, question or comment? Reach her at 315-396-5961, on Twitter @kirk_rylee, or [email protected]

Comments are closed.