April 2012

Grown, gathered, given = 2335 kilos of fresh produce

What else have we been up to this month?

Well of course we had the great tomato harvest for starters!  I had a call from Farmer N who had some tomatoes he wasn’t going to be able to sell.  A whole paddock of them.  Not quite sure how I was going to manage that one solo I made a few calls.  Work for the Dole – no can do, private land, grrrrr.  Second call – success!  The local Polytechnic community services classes were super enthusiastic about being involved.  So on the day I reckon we had between 40-50 students who got in the paddock with love in their hearts.  The start of a beautiful relationship? Watch this space.

This is community in action people!

We also had the ABC’s 7.30 program come for a visit.  It will be really interesting to see how it gets put together.  It was a big, long day with guest appearances by……..well you’ll have to watch to see which locals appear!

We are still waiting to hear when we will be “on”, i’ll be sure to let you know!

I also had the pleasure of talking to this years crop of Tasmanian Leaders.  What a gorgeous group of shakers and movers! We had a lovely lunch at the brand new Cradle Coast Trade Training Centre in Burnie, so the students there got to strut their stuff as well as me. The Trade Training Centre and Produce to the People have begun a beautiful partnership and there will be a couple of awesome announcements in the very near future.

Another beautiful Community Veggie Swap with beautiful produce and beautiful people in attendance.

We also started collecting produce from the local Burnie Coles supermarket which we deliver to the Burnie Community House.  A big thanks to Second Bite for sharing this partnership with us.

And finally a lovely Anzac Day visit to Black Ridge Farm with one of our our partners in produce Bruce’s Cafe – I can’t wait to start our couple of little adventures BRF!

I’ve just looked over this month’s work and it has partnership and collaboration written all over it, which is exactly what Produce to the People is all about!

grow, gather, give

Penelope