Dave here: Transition Town Jericho and their volunteers have completed the picking and distribution of the butternut squash you grew for the Extra Row Project.
The harvesting took about an hour, with 18 volunteers and a pick up truck Saturday October 1st. We piled them at the end of the row ready to distribute to local food shelves.
Over the next 14 days the squash was distributed to local food shelves and other distribution points. Each squash was wiped down and counted as they were boxed for each distribution.
The distribution was as follows, preceded by count of squash delivered:
500 Janet S. Munt Family Room
140 Jericho Underhill Food Shelf
125 Williston Food Shelf
30 Colchester Food shelf
130 Essex UCC church Heavenly Food Pantry
50 Aunt Dot's Place
10 Jericho Center food shed
40 Jeri-Hill Seniors
130 Feeding Chittenden (375 pounds)
1155 squash distributed,
3,234 pounds of squash, if the average weight is 2.8 lbs each.
Special thanks to Jeff York and Heidi and Steve Klein for helping Dave and Laura transporting squash to distribution centers.
Here are the squash as they are delivered and displayed, ready for taking home to eat!