This Saturday before last, our local grown produce exchange was a great success! We had 16 people participate which resulted in a whole heckuvalotta wonderful fruits, veggies and baked goodies to discover in each individual treasure-trove bag.
What an incredible experience it is bagging as well! We had new members join us this month and we put them to work right away building beautiful green bouquets of bok choi, two varieties of kale, fresh sprigs of bay leaf with grown-up and baby arugula ~ really just an enchanting combination of healthy garden-goodness. And on the veggie isle we bagged portions of purple cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, very special cremini mushrooms, and snow peas to distribute into the participants' bags.
We also had some long-time members help out with the vast amounts of citrus including two DELICIOUS varieties of grapefruit, lemons, tangerines and avocados. For dessert, we served up sweetly wrapped lemon bars, chocolate chip cookies and banana muffins. It's always a good day when we exchange the fruits of our labor harvesting gifts from our gardens and the earth!
Considering joining us next time? We'll be doing it again on the first Saturday in March. Send an email to Shannon at firstname.lastname@example.org ~ I'll add you as a member and put you on the invitation list so you can RSVP beforehand with your contribution and/or volunteer your time.
Until then, get your hands dirty and plant something!
Garden Angels Produce Cooperative
a FREE friendly community exchange