Local farms help need for fresh produce in partnership with Capitol City Produce
On Monday, November 11, 2019 the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank and Capitol City Produce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Vince Ferachi Community Garden. The Vince Ferachi Community Garden’s purpose is to provide fresh produce, harvested by Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank volunteers, to those in need in our community. Currently, a harvest date has been set in May 2020. These crops include garlic, onions, strawberries, collards, mustards, turnips, carrots, peppers, cucumbers and eggplants!
However, to help those in need receive fresh produce until crops are ready to be harvested, Capitol City Produce in conjunction with Liuzza Produce Farm and Garber Farms donated three bins of cabbage and two bins of sweet potatoes to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. In total, this equated to 4,023 pounds of fresh produce to help those in our community.
“We truly appreciate the commitment of Capital City Produce to honor Mr. Vince Ferachi by continuing his support for the Food Bank,” said Mike Manning, CEO and President of Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank.
“Their donation of produce from Liuzza Produce and Garber Farms will help provide produce in the interim until the Vince Ferachi Community Garden’s harvest in May.”
For more information regarding volunteer opportunities at the Vince Ferachi Community Garden, please click here.