There's a brand new farmhouse in the middle of an urban neighborhood on Buffalo's west side.
The Massachusetts Avenue Project cut the ribbon Thursday on a new $2.4 million facility in which people can have access to fresh healthy foods they might not otherwise have available in their neighborhood.
Some of the food is grown right in the backyard. The new building has dry and cold storage area for food, a kitchen, offices and meeting spaces.
MAP also gives jobs and education relating to nutrition and agriculture in an urban setting.
“We want people to understand where their food comes from and their own power to make decisions about how to grow and process and purchase food that is healthy for their families,” said Diane Picard, MAP’s executive director.
More than $1 million for the project came from New York State's Homes and Community Renewal program.