Pies For People/Soup for Supper

Once again, High Mowing Organic Seeds is participating in the “Pies for People/Soup for Supper” event put on by The Center for an Agricultural Economy and Sterling College.  Every year High Mowing donates winter squashes that we have grown in our production and trials fields. We bring the squash over to Pete’s Greens, where the seeds are removed (and saved), and the squash flesh is pureed. After that, the puree is baked into pies and soup by Sterling College students and volunteers for area food pantries, community dinners, schools, and senior centers!

Read more about this event through the program’s press release:

Craftsbury, Vermont – With donated organic squash puree from local farms, volunteer labor and the donated facilities at Sterling College, the Center for an Agricultural Economy (CAE), located in Hardwick, VT, is gearing up to bake 150 pies and 50 gallons of soup for area food pantries, community dinners, schools and senior centers.
On November 15th and 16th volunteers from Sterling College and the surrounding community will turn gallons of sweet squash puree into pies and soup. The CAE will then distribute the pies and soup to eight organizations in the area, including the Hardwick Food Pantry and the Hardwick Community Dinner.
Since its inception in 2007, Pies for People/Soup for Supper has strived to raise awareness about hunger and food insecurity in Vermont by capturing high quality vegetables destined for the waste stream, utilizing donated labor and facilities and, most importantly, collaborating with area organizations and businesses to highlight how a community can feed its own community in times of need.
For more information, to donate or volunteer, please contact Elena Gustavson at elena@hardwickagriculture.org or visit www.hardwickagriculture.org.
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