Share the Harvest has wrapped up its most successful season to date. The program, which just finished its third year, provides gardeners with an opportunity to drop off their extra garden produce, which is then picked up by area residents who need fresh fruits and vegetables. Organizer Robin Stone says they’re amazed by the amount of food that was given away this summer.
People from all over Delaware County stop by The Watershed in Manchester on Thursday afternoons to drop off their extra produce. Tables are neatly piled high with green beans, tomatoes, onions, carrots, squash and many other vegetables, as well as dozens of cartons of eggs. Anyone who needs the food – no questions asked – is welcome to come by at 6 o’clock to pick up what they want, and Stone says they’re very appreciative.
And Share the Harvest couldn’t operate without the help of its volunteers. Stacy Darrow of Greeley is one of 15 people who show up on Thursdays to donate their time to the cause.
Stone says while the goal of Share the Harvest was to provide food to the community, it also provided an extra bonus – new friendships.
Thursday night wrapped up Share the Harvest for 2015, but organizers say they will return for their fourth year next summer. (Photos by Janelle Tucker, KMCH)