Sharing the Bounty
Providing fresh local produce to those in need.
Sharing the Bounty is a community network that shares fresh local produce with people in need in our community. This program increases access to fresh local foods for community members who do not have adequate access to fresh produce and helps to create a sustainable community-based network around growing and sharing locally produced fruits and vegetables.
In 2011, almost 3000lbs of produce was collected from both generous produce donors in the community and from our EGP garden sites and was distributed both to the Harvest Project and directly to residents of social housing complexes on the North Shore.
Where does this produce come from?
- The Lonsdale Quay Farmers’ Market – Every Saturday afternoon two fantastic volunteers go to the Farmers Market and pick up produce that didn’t sell and won’t last until the next market. Glen Valley Organic Farm and Cropthorne Farm have been very generous over the years! This produce is then delivered to social housing in the area, and distributed to residents.
- The EGP Sharing Gardens – Read this page to learn all about our Sharing Gardens & how you can get involved. The produce grown in these gardens is mostly donated to the Harvest Project.
- Backyard Veggie Patches Across the North Shore – Anyone with a veggie patch can donate their extra produce to one of our drop off locations. We’ll make sure it gets to the Harvest Project.