Did you know that your gardening at Bradner allows us (with the help of your volunteer hours) to donate THOUSANDS of pounds of food to the Rainer Valley Food Bank each year?
Here is an update from Isobel Davis about how much of a positive impact this week’s donation made – Isobel is the steward of the Sunchoke beds along the basketball court.
It was great to drop off sunchokes from Bradner Gardens to Rainier Valley Food Bank on Saturday. It’s our 4th year of sending them sunchokes! The nice thing about the harvest and delivery in March is that there are fewer fresh vegetables being donated in the winter. Plus, Sunchokes were 4.99 lb at Whole Foods the other day! Considering our final tally was 72 lbs (maybe a little less when picked through), at $4.99 = $359, that’s a significant donation for a small plot at the edge of a basketball court! True, tit’s a Whole Foods price, but they have become more expensive, even while they are easy to grow.
Elise was excited to see the art/recipe card and asked for the source file to include in their newsletter. she felt the art and recipe would be of interest, but especially wanted to thank Bradner for their continuous support in bringing produce to the food bank. I’ll try to let you know when I hear which edition it will be in.
Here is a link to Isobel’s blog about Sunchokes and Gardening – you’ll find great tips and great recipes!