Yesterday, my refrigerator was a kale monster. Kale on the top shelf. Kale on the bottom shelf. Kale in the drawers and on the door. Kale is a wonderful thing, but there’s only so much dense greenery one woman can eat. Today, all the kale is gone, and it didn’t go to waste thanks to Fresh Food Connect.
A collaboration between Denver Food Rescue, Groundwork Denver, and Denver Urban Gardens, Fresh Food Connect allows Denver gardeners to donate their excess produce. All of us who garden know that, especially at this time of year, our plants can get a little bit out of hand. Tomatoes are dropping to the ground, squash growing to unreasonable proportions, and did I mention the kale that’s been producing at a staggering pace since early June? If you’re in 80205, 80207, 80210 , 80220, or 80203 a friendly biker will come by and pick up that surplus of vitamins and minerals right from your door. That’s about as easy as it gets, folks.
Where does the food go? To a pay what you can farm stand in the Skyland neighborhood.
So next time you plant too many zucchini, have no fear, you don’t need to let them rot in your over-full fridge. Just send them along to those who need them with Fresh Food Connect.
Visit https://denverfoodrescue.org/fresh-food-connect/ for more info on donating and access produce.