Thanks to the donations in the community, our Community Roots program delivered more than 9000 pounds of fresh nutritious food each week this past summer to food assistance facilities, shelters and transitional homes.
We’re proud of the effort, but we realized that maybe we should also be proud of our recipients too where our donated produce is turned into meals. What’s even more amazing, we deliver some odd vegetables sometimes. Would YOU know what to do with broccoli rabe, beet greens, and lemon cucumber?
So, we’ve decided to compile our first annual Community Roots Cookbook – which will feature our gardeners, farmers, people and facilities involved in our Community Roots efforts. And, of course, recipes!
Which is where you come in – send us your favorite fruit and vegetable recipes. Especially recipes for the more unusual produce we come across, and for the more prevalent produce donations. (There’s decidedly NOT a shortage of zucchini and tomatoes in late summer around here.) Help us help our facilities, and have your recipe published.