It’s common knowledge that if you want to eat healthier, fresh fruits and vegetables are usually the best choice. But for many, the desire to purchase fresh produce is often deterred by the higher grocery bill that accompanies it. That’s where Harvest With A Heart comes in. The organization is the brainchild of three women in Milford with an abundance of vegetables from their gardens and a desire to serve the community. In addition, local farmers and gardeners have also begun donating produce to the market.
The three ladies, Nancy Haines, Angel Hardy, and Ann Schlabach, came to K21 Health Foundation with a request to purchase a building in Milford that was perfectly suited to their needs. Recognizing the valuable service the organization is providing to area residents, the K21 Grant Committee approved the request and the building purchase was completed in August of this year, 2010.
The market is open Thursdays from 3-7 p.m., Fridays from 8 a.m. to noon, and Saturdays as needed. The donated produce is purchased for a minimum cost of $.25 and those funds are then donated to other local charities. For more information about Harvest With A Heart, please visit their website at www.harvestwithaheart.org.