East End Cooperative Ministry has a new partner in our Hunger Programs. Or rather, a cadre of new partners -- the local farmers who supply the East Liberty Farmer's Market. Every Monday from Mother's Day on into fall, as many as thirty farmers set up their stands in a parking lot in downtown East Liberty.
They do a booming business in vegetables, fruit, animal products, and flowers. But there's often some leftovers at the end of the day. (You can see where this is going...)
Who better to take those extras off their hands than East End Cooperative Ministry? We have recently worked out a relationship with the market so that after the market closes, farmers are invited to donate their surplus to EECM's Hunger Programs.
We've received a variety of big boxes of produce -- sweet corn, zucchini, tomatoes -- and all have been met with enthusiastic approval. Thanks to all the East Liberty Market farmers for sharing your bounty with us!