The Winona County foodshelves operated by Volunteer Services benefited from donations of produce that was grown at the County's new Stone Point Park Market Gardens this past season.
The gardens are part of the new 400 acre park located at the county's former landfill site. Producers donated 4500 pounds of food despite a challenging growing season.
The donations were from a collaboration between Hmong gardeners and Project FINE, plus Extension Master Gardeners, and the Winona County Law Enforcement 's Sentence-to-Service program. Through their combined work over 2000 pounds of produce was donated, in addition to pumpkins that were donated to the local nursing homes.
Individual gardeners also donated 1500 pounds of produce grown at the Stone Point Park Market Gardens.