Bringing a Living Wage to Trumansburg: One Farmer’s Choice

Bringing a Living Wage to Trumansburg: One Farmer’s Choice

From Ithaca.com’s News-Trumansburg “Local Farmer Goes Living Wage” by Glynis Hart

“I never even thought I’d be into this; I’m not zealous about it,” said Evangeline Sarat. Sarat, the owner of Sweet Land Community Supported Agriculture farm on Rt. 96, just outside of Trumansburg, just went “Living Wage.” That is, she decided to pay all of her employees the Living Wage, which is what it takes for one adult to survive in Tompkins county without government assistance.“For me, it is very pin pointed: if my employees work, they should make a living.” Sarat has three or four employees, depending on the season. “Especially, with food. If they’re working to grow healthy food, I don’t see how it’s logical that they not get enough to live.”

Read more at http://www.ithaca.com/news/trumansburg/local-farmer-goes-living-wage/article_db351322-d02a-11e5-9a18-3773e4a83eb8.html

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