Dear Fertile GroundWorks supporters,
Our heartfelt thank you to everyone who attended our Taste for Giving fundraiser this past Sunday evening. It was a wonderful success, and we hope that everyone had as much fun at the event as we did. You can see photos from the event below. Fertile GroundWorks is only able to grow because of your generous support!
We send our sincere gratitude to all of the people who contributed months of their time organizing the event. We are also thankful for the individuals, National Charity League, and Boy’s Team Charity members who volunteered on the day of the event.
In other news… have you heard that Fertile GroundWorks recently started selling produce in a You Pick format on Friday afternoons from 3-6pm and Saturday mornings from 9am to noon? Right now, the garden has lots growing, with tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, zucchini and other summer squashes, cucumbers, kale, and beans all ready for harvest. We’ve been asking for $2/pound for produce harvested.
Not sure how to pick a pepper? No worries, the first few times you come to the You Pick, you’ll have a personal shopper who’ll show you around the garden, point out the veggies that are ready to harvest, and help you harvest what you want (they’ll also fill out the forms for our garden records).
We selected the dates of the You Pick to help the garden operate at optimal production levels so that we can continue our vegetable donations to Open Heart Kitchen and local food pantries during the week. Having a second set of weekly harvests means the plants keep producing, and we have less over-ripe veggies from week to week. So far this year, the You Pick is working out wonderfully. We hope you will come out and try it out for yourself!
Until next we meet, please take care of yourselves and may your gardens grow well.