Annabelle Shuck from Girl Scout troop #3359 harvested 19 pounds of fresh produce from plots the scouts tend at Pitney Meadows Community Gardens. All summer, the Girl Scouts have watered and weeded and yesterday the organically grown vegetables were delivered to Franklin Community Center’s food pantry. Kudos to the girls and to troop leaders Carolina Mitchell and Jess Clauser for a job well done.
In total, 5 grocery bags of beautiful greens and fresh vegetables from the Pitney Meadows Community Gardens were delivered to the Franklin Community Center food pantry this morning.
In the bags were several heads of lettuce, bunches of Swiss Chard and Kale leaves, a few tomatoes, some wonderfully fragrant basil, yellow banana peppers, and several pounds of zucchini and summer squash. Julie Slovic, FCC’s Food Program Administrator, was pleased to accept the fresh vegetables.
This was the Community Gardens second delivery to FCC. These vegetables are grown in plots designated for this purpose in the community gardens and tended by gardeners as part of an initiative to provide healthy fresh vegetables to those in need.
Early this morning, two large bags full of chard, lettuces, peppers and kale were harvested for the Franklin Community Center’s food pantry.
Julie Slovic, FCC’s Food Program Administrator, picked up the produce and was given a tour of our 50 bed Pitney Meadows Community Gardens where some raised beds are growing food for food pantries in Saratoga Springs.
In addition, several individual gardeners have expressed an interest in sharing their bounty of fresh produce grown in their own raised bed gardens this summer with the food pantries as part of Plant a Row for the Hungry initiative.