Last week, the Wenatchee fog lifted and Community Harvest received an unexpected winter produce donation from Cloudview EcoFarm located in Royal City, WA.
What Whitney at Cloudview described as some potatoes, winter squash and yellow onions looking for a home turned out to be 630 lbs of beautiful winter squash varieties like Buttercup & Acorn, 1,120 lbs of fingerling and red potatoes, and 100 lbs of onions.
Oh warty Buttercup Squash- how tasty you look!
Through ingenuity and perserverance Whitney and Hannah the Community Harvest Gleaning Coordinator managed to squeeze all the boxes into every nook and cranny available in between, under, on top of, and beside a 12-person van’s non-removable seats. (Thanks for the van, Wenatchee Valley College!)
The experience made Hannah, for the first time in a while, appreciate the practical application of high school Geometry:
What attractive and impressive passengers!
As if this wasn’t exciting enough, Cloudview has invited Community Harvest gleaning volunteers back to the farm THIS Sunday to sort onions for a second donation!
Updates on the success of the Sunday glean will come next week!