We love when our gardens grow abundant and our shelves overflow. 2020, although being outright challenging, is proving to be fruitful. Our gardens have been overflowing with produce and the families in Grow Appalachia have been busy filling their cabinets and freezers with all their glorious bounty. Members are happy to share pictures and jar counts with our group, and are the first offer advice to our novice canners.

In this crazy time, our families struggled finding enough jars and lids to put up their summer harvest. We rearranged our fall plans, refigured the budget and found 60 cases of quart jars to distribute to our families. This program is truly addressing food insecurity amongst our members and their extended families. This summer’s harvest will feed these families, their friends, and their community.