Saturday, April 28, 2012

Fresh Produce

Summer screams fresh produce. What can be better than grilled veggies on a pizza? Fresh tomato salsa? Corn on the cob? Stuffed bell peppers? Crisp green beans? Refreshing cucumbers in a salad? Is your mouth watering yet? YES! 

No, our garden hasn't sprung up in abundance overnight, we checked out Market on the Move. Never heard of it? Read below.

Our Loot: 46lb of string beans, yellow squash, zucchini, bell peppers, sweet corn, cucumbers, and tomatoes.

For those of you residing in Arizona, have you heard of Market on the Move? Market On The Move provides a farmers’ market atmosphere at various locations throughout Metro Phoenix and Tucson areas where partners and supporters of this program can come on a regular basis to pick up the free produce for distribution. For a $10 donation, you can receive up to 60lbs of produce!
Every year, The 3000 Club members, supporters and volunteers help to:
  • Rescue about 30 million pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • Distribute over $45,000,000 worth of produce.
  • Provide over 23 million meals.
  • Help more than 460,000 families in need.
  • Distribute fresh produce to more than 300 food banks and agencies across Arizona and throughout the United States.

Since its inception in 2010 and through its successful partnership with churches and other non-profit organizations, MOM is now averaging between 8-12 locations distributing over 200,000 lbs. of produce every week. For more information, check-out: https://the3000club.org.




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