Friday, 27 August 2010
Did you know that you can also donate vegetables?
As part of our plant sales initiative we have decided to trial the donation and selling of local vegetables and fruit.
The idea is that any local producer who has a glut of produce can donate them to us, we display the items and, for a donation, people can obtain locally produced fruit and vegetables. This not only provides a small income for the charity, prevents waste but enables local people to obtain resonably priced produce.
At the moment it is working very well and we have received peas, beans, cucumbers, marrows, tomatoes and apples. Please come and see what we have on a Friday the items are displayed outside near the plants.
We have teamed up with Hassocks Transition Group firstname.lastname@example.org and they have been very supportive of our initiative.Don't forget that during the Autumn weeks, while you are working in your garden, to pot up any self seeded seedlings and clumps you are splitting and donate them to us. It is very helpful if they can be nicely potted and clearly labelled. I am quite good at identifying plants but sometimes I am stumped by a green mass handed in in a plastic bag!