Thursday, September 12, 2013

The Fruits (and Vegetables) of their Labor

Blogger's Note: Anyone who has a friend with a garden knows it isn't long after August has come that anonymous donations of tomatoes and zucchini, especially the zucchini, are found increasingly at your doorstep.

But the MOSAIC Community Garden at 423 Chestnut St. has a better idea. They're going to sell the vegetables they've grown to you, along with other fresh local produce, right here in the middle of Pottstown.

Below is their announcement about their farmstand, which is open Saturdays in September:

We are happy to announce the opening of our Produce and Information Stand! The children of our youth program and several volunteers had a hand in tending the earth and growing veggies.

Earlier this summer, they diligently worked to build the stand to bring the “fruits of their labor” to your table.

On Sept. 7, the kids and volunteers staffed the Produce Stand to sell fresh produce, herbs, local peaches and other healthy goodies.

It will be open, each Saturday morning from 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon, through Sept. 28.

In addition, we will have information regarding organic gardening and other resources to find out more about our local CSAs and organic grocery stores.

Lastly, the public can learn more about what they can do to ensure every family has access to healthier food options in our area.

Look for the Produce and Information Stand in front of the gardens at 423 Chestnut St. in Pottstown. 

Priced right for you, all of the proceeds from the produce stand will enable MOSAIC to continue to develop workshops and other fun, educational activities for young and old alike; while educating individuals in food
justice and security.

All the while, the young farmers will be learning sales skills, marketing and public relations.

Now, for a special thanks to our sponsor: 

Global Advanced Metals of Boyertown, for their generous donation and support. Global Advanced Metals processes a metal called “tantalum,” found in Australia. Their core values of safety, health and environmental excellence guide the work that they do and dovetails nicely with our healthy outlook too!!

LOCAL HONEY??? Don’t miss out, it doesn't get more local than this: honey straight from the hives located in the gardens and tended by Lee Mauger will also be available for purchase.

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