Spreading the produce love

Spreading the produce love

Gardeners, farmers share harvest with low-income residents
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Local growers are sharing their bounty with some of the county’s neediest residents. Erin Jolley of Cooking Matters washes freshly picked cucumbers delivered Friday to the La Plata County Fairgrounds from a family garden off of County Road 250.
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Volunteers this weekend will gather donated produce, such as freshly picked dill, and distribute it Monday to families in need.
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The program’s goal is to give lower-income residents a few simple, versatile ways to use their produce that doesn’t require frying or smothering it with butter.

Spreading the produce love

Local growers are sharing their bounty with some of the county’s neediest residents. Erin Jolley of Cooking Matters washes freshly picked cucumbers delivered Friday to the La Plata County Fairgrounds from a family garden off of County Road 250.
Volunteers this weekend will gather donated produce, such as freshly picked dill, and distribute it Monday to families in need.
The program’s goal is to give lower-income residents a few simple, versatile ways to use their produce that doesn’t require frying or smothering it with butter.
If you go

The Colorado State University Extension Office and Cooking Matters will accept produce donations for Project Produce Bounty from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Sunday at the La Plata County Fairgrounds.

The commodities foods distribution will be

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The Old Fort Lewis campus pitches in

While most of the produce donated to the commodity distribution represents overflow from local farms and gardens, the distribution is the primary destination for food grown at the Old Fort Lewis campus’ commodity garden.

The commodity garden

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