Stands helping community share homegrown produce

The latest Community Fruit & Vegetable stand went in last month outside Stoney Homestead in Millwater and is already getting good use. It is great to see Hibiscus Matters being reused for organic rhubarb at the Stoney Homestead fruit and vegetable stand.

Free fruit and vegetables are flying off the shelves at the local community stands, which began going up in the area six months ago.

Anyone can place fresh produce such as homegrown fruit and vegetables or homemade jams and chutneys, on the stands, making it freely available to anyone to take away.

The first local stand was built at Orewa Beach Kindergarten on May 10 (HM June 1). Head teacher Viv Wilcock says it is very well supported and the same people are often spotted dropping off produce.
“It doesn’t sit there very long before someone stops to grab something,” she says.

On October 29 the latest community free fruit and vegetable stand was put up, outside Stoney Homestead in Galbraith Greens, Millwater.

It joins several other Hibiscus Coast stands, including those at Whangaparaoa Kindergarten in Manly; Pukekos in Brightside Road, Stanmore Bay; Orewa Beach Kindergarten; Orewa North Primary School and Hatfields Beach.

Info: Community Fruit & Veg Stands on Facebook.


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