Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Tomatoes for Thousands
Last month in August and this month, thousands of pounds of tomatoes were gleaned by many on the west side of the Connecticut in Whately. Because of a bumper crop that managed to avoid the blight but was too soft for production, the tomatoes had to be gleaned.
More than five different trips were made to the farm where people from All Saints Church in South Hadley, some families from Sunderland and Holyoke and individual volunteers showed up. We were able to get at least four car fulls and more out to pantries such as Kate's Kitchen and Not Bread Alone in Amherst and survival centers in Franklin and Hampshire Counties this month.
There is more where that came from in the coming months. Please join us!