KUSA - Gardeners you’re going to love this! Especially, if your garden has ever produced too many vegetables.
All you have to do is go to a website called Fresh Food Connect, enter your address and someone will pick up your surplus veggies.
Soon, Fresh Food Connect will be available in an app.
Rosa Cervantez, who gardens in the Five Point neighborhood calls the idea “amazing.”
She says her gardens produce much more squash and other vegetables than she can eat.
Denver Urban Gardens, also known as DUG, has been testing the pickup service in the 80205 area code.
Rebecca Andruszka, who is the center’s Director of Development & Communications, says it’s working.
“A lot of food is wasted,” because it rots, Andruzska said.
This new service will help get the surplus vegetables sold at a low price and into hands of needy families at no cost.
DUG wants gardeners from all over the city to enter their zip codes on the website if they’d like the service.
DUG will provide the pickup service where demand is highest.
A $100,000 grant is helping power the idea, website and app.
Impact 100, a Denver Foundation giving circle, awarded the money to Denver Urban Gardens, Denver Food Rescue and Groundwork Denver.
The three agencies have been working together to develop Fresh Food Connect.
If it’s successful city wide, DUG says it could be started in other communities across Colorado.