Letter: Thank You Easton for Sharing Your Excess Fresh Produce

On behalf of the homebound seniors who received fresh produce for 15 weeks during the summer, we thank everyone who participated in the Easton “Grow-A-Row” produce donation program. We are grateful to Easton’s home gardeners who shared roughly 270 pounds of their excess yield.

We also extend our thanks to Silverman’s Farm and Sport Hill Farm who, together, donated nearly 400 pounds of fruit and vegetables to the program, and to Shaggy Coos Farm that graciously hosted the drop-off site for 15 weeks. Further support was provided by the Easton Energy and Environment Task Force, the Easton Garden Club, and the Citizens for Easton Farm Tour.

All of this generosity provided an average of four pounds of fruit and vegetables weekly to each homebound senior citizen. Having so many community members come together to make this program a success is a testament to the big heart of our small town, and to what we can accomplish together. 

Thank you, Easton!

Alison Witherbee, Easton Municipal Agent for the Aging

Diane Geisert, Food Rescue US – Fairfield County

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