Thursday, 31 October 2013

It's a Wrap! PARGAR Food Bank Results

SWEFM's First Annual Harvest Festival: Featuring the Plant-A-Row, Grow-A-Row Collection for the Food Bank

The 2013 season marked our first year partnering with Edmonton's Food Bank to deliver fresh, nutrient-dense fruit and produce to those in need of assistance and sustenance in our city. And by all accounts, it was a terrific first start!

A cold day, the numbers of market shoppers were low, but those that did come out certainly contributed wonderful fresh harvest produce, in some cases from their own gardens, and in many cases purchased from the beautiful produce on display at vendors' booths throughout the market. Starting with a bucket of potatoes from my own garden (that began as swefm market veggies from some of Dargatz Family Farm's potatoes that sprouted on me in the spring), brought to market at set up time, the table soon heaved with a rainbow of colourful produce.

Over 650lbs of food was donated to the food bank!

If you missed past articles about our exciting partnership, you
can read up on them here:

A Tour of the Food Bank
Plant-A-Row, Grow-A-Row: What Do I Plant?
Plant A Row, Grow A Row: A Unique Partnership

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