Sunday, July 26, 2009

Market Gleanings

Our farmers often donate produce and baked goods left at the end of market to local shelters and food pantries. As Ervin Eicher said Saturday, "I'd rather it fed the hungry than my cows." Ervin and his family from Circle E donated more than 20 dozen ears of sweet corn. Other growers donated boxes of bell peppers, onions, zucchini, squash and tomatoes. They were delivered to the City of Refuge homeless shelter in Joplin and to Damascus Road in Webb City which has a group home for recovering addicts. There was so much that some remained and that went to the monthly Contra Dance at the Webb City Clubhouse where folks made donations for the produce. Those donations will go to Crosslines.

In the picture below, market board president Nancy Rasmussen helps load the gleanings.