With the first deliveries to the Belmont Food Pantry, the Community Growing Project at Beth El Temple is really taking off. We’ve been able to harvest zucchini, eggplant, tomatoes and swiss chard. Since we’ve had a critter problem in one of the beds, in addition to green beans we’ve planted beets. As the vegetables have started to come in, we’ve had a consistent supply over the past few weeks, but hope to have larger harvests for upcoming deliveries to the Food Pantry.
The Belmont Food Pantry has had fresh produce available throughout the past five years, mainly through donations from the Boston Area Gleaners. There have also been sporadic donations from individual gardeners, but The Community Growing project is the first effort to consistently and solely provide fresh produce for the Food Pantry.