18 Aug A Nutritiously Good Cause
Are you overrun with summer’s bounty because you got a wee bit carried away with planting your vegetable garden last spring? Stop pawning all your extra zucchini on your friends and neighbors and instead take it to Molbak’s “Share Your Harvest” program.
Participating is simple. Simply bring your excess produce to Molbak’s on Saturdays in August and September, from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm. You can leave your donations on the green cart located just inside the Garden Store, by the cashier station. All the donations will be promptly delivered to Hopelink, so you may also take your donations directly to Hopelink.
Last summer generous gardeners donated over 2200 pounds of just-picked herbs, fruits and vegetables, and this year they hope to collect even more to feed the hungry in our community, since the need is greater than ever. Donations of fresh produce are vital to the families that are served by Hopelink. Without them, they can only offer basic staples like potatoes, onions and oranges. You can donate as an individual or team up with your friends, social groups or community gardens partners.
Molbak’s will accept all kinds of vegetables, including cabbage, carrots, chard, garlic, green beans, lettuce, peas, summer squash, sweet peppers, tomatoes, winter squash and more. They also accept blueberries, blackberries, kiwis, raspberries, plums and figs. But no apples or oranges, please. All kinds of herbs are accepted. There’s no need to pre-wash the produce. Just place it in bags and bring it in, then enjoy some shopping or perhaps a tasty healthful lunch at Molbak’s Garden Café.
Molbak’s is located at 13625 NE 175th St. in Woodinville. Hopelink Food banks are in Bellevue, Kirkland and Redmond. For more information go to or http://www.hope-link.org/get_help/food/ or https://www.molbaks.com/events.html