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Just wanted to give a big thanks to all of you who are helping the Food Shuttle fight hunger in the Greater Triangle by Planting A Row for the Hungry. Our numbers are way up over last year and  we are hearing the PAR chatter in the community and over the twitters and facebooks. So far this season, PARticipants have donated close to 10,000 pounds! That’s 10,000 pounds of fresh, nutritious food that we deliver to children, seniors and families throughout the Greater Triangle. And we know you’re not done yet-the tomatoes, eggplants and peppers are coming on strong! Remember, it’s easy to donate. Just bring your produce to any of our convenient drop-off locations!

But wait, there’s more! You know our good friends at Logan’s Trading Co. are huge supporters of Plant A Row for the Hungry. Well, this Saturday, July 31,  they are having Veggie Day celebration! There will be a lot of great activities, veggie tastings, recipes contest and a panel discussion on gardening. Oh, and all seeds will be discounted too. A perfect day for PARticipants*.

Keep the fresh fruits and veggies coming and we’ll see you Saturday!

*We hope our PAR Puns are growing on you!

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Jeremiah helping Gov. Bev Perdue plant bean seeds.

Last week Governor Bev Perdue joined the Food Shuttle and Logan’s Trading Company once again and pledged her commitment to the Plant a Row for the Hungry campaign! This spring she is growing what is called the “three sisters crops”: corn, beans and squash at the Executive Mansion!  

Gov. Perdue recruited the aid of Jeremiah Logan, Leslie Logan’s son of Logan’s Trading Company, to help her plant the PAR garden. He got a few hours break from school to help the governor! What a lucky kid! 

Amanda and Sun helping plant corn.

After the two of them planted a few corn plants, the governor asked Food Shuttle and Logan’s onlookers to help her out. Sun and Amanda gladly stepped in to help plant a few corn seedlings. 

The governor says she’s involved in PAR, because she realizes the importance for fresh crops and food for everyone in North Carolina, and ended the day with one final appeal, that we at the Food Shuttle all agree with: 

Please, North Carolina, step up and Plant a Row for the Hungry!” 

Gov. Perdue with Logan's Trading Company, the Garden Writers Association, and Inter-Faith Food Shuttle representatives.

The Food Shuttle was so excited about the event, we were Tweeting and “Twitpic”ing the afternoon away. To add onto the excitement, the governor’s own communication director blogged about the day! 

To see more about the Governor’s PAR garden, watch this story from News 14 Carolina. 

If you want to stop by her PAR garden while you’re in downtown Raleigh, you can visit it on the corner of Person St. and Jones St. 

The governor's planted PAR garden on the corner of Person and Jones.

If you’re interested in joining the Plant a Row for the Hungry campaign by starting your own PAR row in your garden, click here for more information on how to join!

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Inter-Faith Food Shuttle and Logan’s Trading Company teamed up again at their Spring Fling last weekend! Chef Terri was there for a cooking demo, teaching everyone how to use their fresh herbs and vegetables for cooking. Whether or not you were there in person to smell the delicious aromas, Chef Terri gave us her secret, and it is now here for you as a RIPE RECIPE:

Primavera Pancakes with Radish Butter

Primavera Pancakes

Serving Suggestion: You can make these small and serve at a cocktail party or make them larger and serve as a side dish for a spring dinner!

Ingredients:

  • 1 c white wheat flour
  • 1 egg
  • ½ c ricotta cheese
  • 2 c non-fat evaporated milk
  • ½ c peas, if fresh- blanched; if frozen- thaw
  • ½ c sugar snap peas, blanched and sliced
  • ½ c snow peas, blanched and sliced
  • ¼ c carrots, grated
  • ¼ c green onions, sliced
  • 2 tbsp fresh herbs (your choice), chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Mix egg, milk, and ricotta cheese. Add flour and stir to just combine. Fold in vegetables. Season to taste with herbs, salt and pepper.

Heat griddle. Spray with Pam spray or a small amount of oil. Scoop out about a tablespoon of pancake batter onto griddle. When cooked on bottom and edges, flip and cook the other side. Remove to plate and keep warm while you cook the remaining batter.

Radish Butter

Ingredients:

  • 1 bunch radishes, grated
  • 1 stick butter, softened

Directions:

Mix butter with radishes.
Top each pancake with a small dab of radish butter. Garnish with more of the herbs.

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If this great springtime dish has inspired you to start your own fresh vegetable and herb garden, don’t forget that you can still donate your extra homegrown produce to the Plant a Row for the Hungry program! Inter-Faith Food Shuttle and Logan’s Trading Company are both PAR drop-off locations!

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Take a look at these pictures from Andy Beal at the Plant A Row for the Hungry Kick-Off last Saturday at Logan’s! You can view the rest of the pictures from Andy here.
 

Sun Butler on air with WPTF

Logan's Trading Co. made it easy for people to become PAR members!

Mayor Charles Meeker shops for plants at Logan's

Gardening class with Chris at the Kick-Off

Signing up to Plant A Row for the Hungry!

Mayor Meeker on WPTF

More folks asking about donating surplus produce to Inter-Faith Food Shuttle!

 

New PAR members wait in line for a free starter kit from Logan's!

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Over 115 folks signed up at Saturday’s Kick-Off at Logan’s to put their roots down with the Food Shuttle and Plant A Row for the Hungry! (click here to learn how to join!) We were thrilled to see many new gardeners and green thumbs alike take the pledge to be PAR members and donate some produce from their garden to feed people in need in the Greater Triangle. The Kick-Off wouldn’t have been possible without our great PARtner – Logan’s Trading Co.! Thanks to Logan’s, WPTF Weekend Gardener, Mayor Meeker, Master Gardeners and all of you all who came out and took the pledge!

It was quite the PARty as WPTF’s Weekened Gardener broadcasted live from Logan’s (even Farmer Sun got a chance to shine on the show!), kids planted watermelon seeds with OFL volunteers, and Chris gave a couple garden demos and tip sessions!  Logan’s even had a composter raffle and some ladies from Master Gardeners were on hand to answer questions.

Even Mayor Meeker stopped by! Take a look at the video below to see what he’ll be planting this year for Plant A Row.

 

Stay tuned all week for videos of Ernie from the Durham Rescue Mission and new 2010 PAR members share what they’ll be planting. Andy Beal’s always-awesome photos will be posted, too.

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Plant A Row Kick-off at Logan’s Trading Co.!

March 13 from 9:00am-5:30pm

You won’t want to miss the kick-off this year at Logan’s! Donating your extra produce from your garden to the PAR program allows the Food Shuttle to deliver fresh local produce to people in need. The kickoff will be filled with all sorts of fun activities such as watermelon planting for the kids, a culinary demo by our very own Chef Terri Hutter, garden demos from Logan’s, and an appearance from Mayor Meeker! Plus, the IFFS Farms and Gardens crew will be on site at Mayview Community Garden for anyone who wants to see the garden or volunteer that day.

 

 

Thanks to our wonderful friends at Logan’s who are committed to fighting hunger by PARtnering with us again this year! Because of folks like YOU, we were able to deliver thousands of  pounds of fresh produce through PAR last year! Let’s make PAR even better this year and SQUASH hunger in the Greater Triangle. To become a PAR member, email katherine@foodshuttle.org.

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