Farmers donate fruits — and vegetables — of their labour

News Oct 09, 2009 Ancaster News

Following this weekend's Dundas Community Food Drive, I'd like to recognize another contribution to the food bank.

A few weeks ago the Dundas in Transition group gave a talk on Food Security at one of their meetings. One result of this was a suggestion from Alvaro of Plan B -a local farmer who sells his produce at the Thursday Farmers Market in Dundas.

He thought it would be a good idea to approach the farmers at the end of the day for donations of produce to the food bank.

Since then we've collected many baskets full of produce each Thursday evening.

You might think it would be mainly leafy greens that would not keep that would be donated.

But no, the vendors’ generosity has extended to all kinds of produce, lettuce, carrots, parsnips, sweet corn, squash, apples, peaches and even late strawberries. It’s a wonderful range of fresh produce for the food bank.

This season's market will soon end, so I'd like to publicly thank the sellers at the Dundas Farmers Market for not only for giving us a place to buy great local produce throughout the summer, but also for giving the fruits of their labour so generously to the food bank.

Dave Carson, Dundas

Farmers donate fruits — and vegetables — of their labour

News Oct 09, 2009 Ancaster News

Following this weekend's Dundas Community Food Drive, I'd like to recognize another contribution to the food bank.

A few weeks ago the Dundas in Transition group gave a talk on Food Security at one of their meetings. One result of this was a suggestion from Alvaro of Plan B -a local farmer who sells his produce at the Thursday Farmers Market in Dundas.

He thought it would be a good idea to approach the farmers at the end of the day for donations of produce to the food bank.

Since then we've collected many baskets full of produce each Thursday evening.

You might think it would be mainly leafy greens that would not keep that would be donated.

But no, the vendors’ generosity has extended to all kinds of produce, lettuce, carrots, parsnips, sweet corn, squash, apples, peaches and even late strawberries. It’s a wonderful range of fresh produce for the food bank.

This season's market will soon end, so I'd like to publicly thank the sellers at the Dundas Farmers Market for not only for giving us a place to buy great local produce throughout the summer, but also for giving the fruits of their labour so generously to the food bank.

Dave Carson, Dundas

Farmers donate fruits — and vegetables — of their labour

News Oct 09, 2009 Ancaster News

Following this weekend's Dundas Community Food Drive, I'd like to recognize another contribution to the food bank.

A few weeks ago the Dundas in Transition group gave a talk on Food Security at one of their meetings. One result of this was a suggestion from Alvaro of Plan B -a local farmer who sells his produce at the Thursday Farmers Market in Dundas.

He thought it would be a good idea to approach the farmers at the end of the day for donations of produce to the food bank.

Since then we've collected many baskets full of produce each Thursday evening.

You might think it would be mainly leafy greens that would not keep that would be donated.

But no, the vendors’ generosity has extended to all kinds of produce, lettuce, carrots, parsnips, sweet corn, squash, apples, peaches and even late strawberries. It’s a wonderful range of fresh produce for the food bank.

This season's market will soon end, so I'd like to publicly thank the sellers at the Dundas Farmers Market for not only for giving us a place to buy great local produce throughout the summer, but also for giving the fruits of their labour so generously to the food bank.

Dave Carson, Dundas