Tops Celebrates Local Growers With Harvest Festival

Tops Friendly Markets has announced it will host a Halloween Harvest Festival to recognize local growers who supply locally-grown produce to all Tops locations in Western and Central New York.

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. — Tops Friendly Markets here has announced it will host a Halloween Harvest Festival this Saturday, October 24, to recognize local growers who supply locally-grown produce to all Tops locations in Western and Central New York.

"One of our objectives from day one has been to ensure that we are providing our customers with the freshest, locally-grown produce available," Frank Curci, president and CEO of Tops, said in a release. "Local growers are very important to the economies of the regions we serve and we believe in not only supporting this industry but highlighting what they do and this festival is just one part of that effort."

Tops currently works with more than 170 farms and grower co-operatives in Western and Central New York. Since transitioning from a subsidiary of Ahold USA back to a locally operated and managed grocer, Tops has increased the number of local growing partners it sources from by 40%, the company said.

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