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MOM Receives Produce from UW’s Seed to Kitchen Project

MOM Receives Produce from UW’s Seed to Kitchen Project
January 9, 2020 Food PantryBusinesses

Each year, the University of Wisconsin’s Seed to Kitchen Collaborative conducts research to develop improved varieties of vegetables and fruits for local food systems. Research is done on crops grown at West Madison Agricultural Research Station and Spooner Agricultural Research Station. Some of the fruits and vegetables grown here are used for lab measurements or taste testing.

However, after doing their needed research, the project still produces about 20,000 pounds of consumable extra produce. Rather than let this go to waste, the Seed to Kitchen project donates it to local food pantries. MOM is one of the recipients. Read more about the project here.

Last year, MOM received around 3,000 pounds of potatoes and 3,000 pounds of other produce. This produce arrives fresh, often having been picked that morning, and is always popular among MOM clients. Another 4,000 pounds of the excess produce went to other food banks, community centers and schools in our area. Thank you to UW’s Seed to Kitchen Project for helping families in our communities have access to fresh fruits and vegetables!

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