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Community Produce Stand Ready for Harvest

Posted August 31, 2022 in Recreation & Parks by Anna Subler

Do you have more cucumbers and tomatoes than you know what to do with? There’s a community produce stand at the Hilliard Senior Center waiting for any extra produce you have!

William Ferris, a senior at St. Charles Preparatory School and member of Scout Troop 298, completed the project in 2021 as part of his Eagle Scout certification.

Hilliard Recreation and Parks Department encourages all gardeners (whether you have a community garden plot or one at home) to bring leftover produce for others to help themselves to and trade.

“The stand is a way to create community among gardeners,” said Recreation Supervisor Hayley Bush. “It’s great to see people sharing vegetables and gardening tips with each other.”

Bush says the goal is for gardeners to trade produce, but she’s noticed some people simply have too many vegetables and want to leave them for others to take.

The produce stand is located just east of the Senior Center and can be accessed 24/7.

Hilliard Recreation and Parks Department offers community garden plots near the Senior Center and Leap Road to both novice and expert gardeners. Plots are equipped with access to water and a prepared planting bed.