New community food program comes to Evansville

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) — A is for apple, and B is for bok choy? People from around the Tri-State were given some fresh produce that was both familiar and foreign. 

Seton Harvest teamed up with All Saints Church to hand out a sweet deal. 

“We were so nervous. This is our very first attempt at doing something like this, so we didn’t know if there would be five people or fifty-five people,” said Deavron Farmer. 

Fresh, local produce free to anyone; not just those in a financial pickle. 

“What we did was we made a door hanger, a little card, and we took four blocks in each direction around the church and just hung a door hanger on everybody’s door that just said come get some free vegetables and free music and enjoy,” said Farmer.

People also received easy-to-follow recipes to cook new cuisines. 

“There are a lot of people that do not know what Bok Choy is. It’s an Asian green, a lot of people stir fry it. It’s a simple vegetable with lots of vitamins in it and it’s easy for people to be able to cook it and enjoy it,” said Julie Dietz.

Tri-Staters even got seeds to plant their own funky fruit. 

While the food drive is held at the catholic church, Farmer says all belief systems are welcome. The drives are set to continue the second Sunday each month until October. 

“If anybody has a garden at home and they have excess tomatoes, cucumbers peppers, anything,” said Dietz. “Call Seton Harvest, I can come and get it from them and bring it to this, bring it to All Saints on the day of, and we would love to give it out to the community.”

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(This story was originally published on July 14, 2019)

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