The PI has a notice about the Clean Greens project and a sale of their products this weekend. It’s nice to see this local effort come to fruition (or veg-ition?).
Harvest market promotes healthful greens for African-Americans
Check out the Clean Greens First Harvest Market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday for a chance to buy local greens and an opportunity to support a community endeavor. The mustard greens, turnip greens, collard greens, icicle radishes and spinach will be for sale at New Hope Baptist Church, 124 21st Ave.
The greens were farmed on 22 acres in Duvall leased by the Black Dollar Days Task Force for a project aimed at addressing the under-representation of African-Americans in farming in the state, and to provide affordable and wholesome vegetables requested by Central District residents.
The intent was to grow vegetables “relevant to the African-American and African-immigrant food culture,” according to the group’s Web site, and to encourage “eating healthy to lower the risk of high cholesterol, diabetes and high blood pressure that are common ailments especially among African-Americans.”
–PI notice by Rebekah Denn