Fresh Produce at the Highland Pantry
Colleen looks forward to the fresh produce offered at the Highland Pantry. Now that spring vegetables, such as scallions and greens are being harvested at the Opequon Church community garden at Hedgebrook Farm in Winchester VA, there are more healthy choices offered at the Highland Pantry.
Colleen was born in Leesburg, grew up in Clarke County and now lives in the Winchester area. She is the mother of two children, ages 2 and 11 years old, and is extremely knowledgeable about the benefits of cooking and eating fresh produce. She is also fluent in Spanish.
One suggestion she had was that perhaps some of the pantry’s clients might want to volunteer and help the Opequon Church congregation with weeding and harvesting. Throughout the summer Colleen helps her own mother with her backyard garden and would be willing to give some of her time in appreciation for the help she has received from the Highland Pantry .
Turnips were one of the produce offerings today and Colleen was generous in sharing her tips for preparation. She especially likes to slice them thinly and pan fry them with potatoes. Her enthusiasm and warmth may have convinced some of us to try her recipe.
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