We had a great night on Thursday! The mild weather made for a great week of harvesting produce and was perfect for a night spent with community members at the garden. At the Easton Urban farm on Thursday morning, we harvested plentiful amounts of squash, three types of onions, kale, beets, and more. The day before, Yvonne from the Friends & Family Garden on Walnut Street donated a few coolers full of collard greens, which helped us create a colorful display of vegetables. Many thanks to the Nurture Nature Center, as well, who donated produce grown in their Urban Recycle Garden on Pine St. Many thanks to Ken Jones, Mercantile Home, and the Lynn St Gardeners for allowing us to harvest this week at their plot. We helped ourselves to the yellow (wax) beans, a little bit of basil, and a couple of the large squash. Your peppers are looking great and hopefully we will be able to harvest a few next week!
We featured some great recipes this week, which we will have available again next Thursday. Our recipes are now also available for download on our website: http://sites.lafayette.edu/vic/recipes/Thank you to Esther Guzman, who helped with the translations of these recipes into Spanish, and made valuable contributions to some of our other promotional materials.
Next Thursday, we are looking forward to working with our partners from Easton Hospital. They will be hosting a cooking demonstration next to the 10th & Pine Community Garden, using some of the same produce we are featuring at the Farm Stand.
Thank you as well to The Morning Call photographer, Michael Kubel, for coming out to document our Farm Stand. You can see more of the pictures from Thursday night at the link below.
Pictures: Easton’s Veggie Van. July 17, 2014. Michael Kubel, The Morning Call. http://www.mcall.com/news/local/easton/mc-pictures-eastons-veggie-van-20140717,0,1793655.photogallery