South Orange Elks Rent Party Garden Wants Your Veggies

by The Village Green
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From Rent Party Garden:

The folks at the South Orange Elks Rent Party Garden want to get personal with you for just a minute. They were wondering, “Are your tomatoes terrific? Is your kale copious? Are you full of beans?”

If your home garden is producing too much produce and you are concerned that it will go to waste, Rent Party is asking you to consider donating it them for distribution to the local food pantries they support. Produce can be dropped off at South Orange Elks Rent Party Garden at 220 Prospect Street, South Orange on Saturday mornings from 8 – 8:30, which is when volunteers harvest the raise-bed garden.

“We will sort and pack the produce you donate and we’ll make sure it gets to those who can use it,” says Garden Manager Karen Rutberg. “We can even arrange to have it picked up!”

In its fifth season, the Garden is a partnership between Rent Party and the South Orange Elks. The Garden raised almost 1,500 pounds of fresh produce last year.

Rent Party Pantry, Inc. is a non-profit dedicated to fighting hunger in Maplewood/South Orange.

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