Plant a Mile 2014
Buy Fresh Buy Local, Rinehart’s Family Farm, and Move the Food all came together to harvest 3 tons of fresh produce on Thursday, August 7.
The group harvested 5,000 pounds of sweet corn, and an additional 1,000 pounds of tomatoes, zucchini and onions. All of this produce was distributed to Des Moines food pantries the very same day.
DMARC thanks Rinehart’s Family Farm for their generosity in donating this large amount of fresh produce to families in Des Moines who need it most. We also thank the Buy Fresh, Buy Local campaign and all the volunteers who helped with this years’ harvest.
Go the Distance – Plant a Mile is a project of the Drake Agricultural Law Center’s Buy Fresh, Buy Local campaign. Plant a Mile aims to provide fresh, locally grown produce to low-income families in greater Des Moines. To learn more about the project, watch the video below.