Brownie troop 3031 has a plot in the Pitney Meadows Community Gardens and recently donated green beans to the Franklin Community Center’s food pantry.
Troop leader Jen Kirchhnerr has found that recycled plastic containers are a great way to deliver the beans and other vegetables to the pantry.
These are the sort of container that strawberries, blueberries and the like are typically sold in at the supermarket.
Kirchhnerr cleans and washes the containers and reuses them when harvesting for the food pantry.
“They are a convenient size for handing out to a family,” she said.
It’s a good tip. If any gardeners have containers like these and would like to share them, you can leave the cleaned containers in the garden shed. We will use them when harvesting and sharing.
Thanks Jen for your tip!