Every growing season provides an overabundance of fresh vegetables. We continue to rescue and re-distribute locally grown fresh produce each summer and fall, so individuals and families fighting hunger have access to the nutritious food many of us enjoy.
However, we know fresh produce is perishable. It will spoil. And with winter approaching, we also know individuals and families will continue to seek produce, even when local farm fields are tilled and bare.
This summer, Taher, Inc. partnered with the The Food Group to rescue and preserve fresh produce for the coming months. With a generous grant from Hennepin County, Chef Chris Loew of Taher, Inc. joined hands with sta and volunteers to rescue, prepare, and freeze vegetables for distribution this winter.
Excess produce was selected and rescued from the Minneapolis Farmers Market on four separate Sundays this summer and then transported to Taher, Inc. for processing. There, the group washed, cut, packaged, and froze fresh produce to be distributed once the snow begins to fly.
Fresh produce that will help meet the needs of many of our neighbors this winter season.