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Third Harvest

Monday evening, August 3, 2009. – The APPLE Corps’ third harvest from the Vermont State House Food Garden, and the biggest yet this summer. Four APPLE Corps members and four volunteers picked more than 100 pounds of fresh vegetables, cabbages, kale, beets and carrots, and boxed them up under the not-so-watchful eye of frisbee players and late afternoon lawn loungers. A family from Florida, first time touring Vermont, snapped pix, and I was surprised to learn that they knew all about the garden (thanks to an informative cousin). They said they would take the idea of planting vegetables in public open spaces back with them to the Sunshine State. So maybe we’ll see a vegetable garden at Miami City Hall next summer! After harvesting, we held an impromptu parade through Montpelier, pushing a cart full of cabbages and a┬ábike topped with a crate of kale. Wheeled them down State to Main and deposited veggies in cold storage, courtesy of the Black Door, to await distribution to the Montpelier Food Pantry next morning. – Glenn Scherer

3rd Harvest Totals:

Cabbage = 54.4 lbs

Chard = 23.6lbs

Carrots = 1 lbs

Beets = 16.6 lbs

Parsley = 3.25 lbs

Kale = 3.75 lbs

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