TWO Victorian border food charities will benefit from donated fresh produce that was just waiting to be picked.
Murmungee market gardeners, Bernie and Felicity Kennedy, welcomed six volunteers from Beechworth to their property last weekend to pick, trim, wash, bunch and box rows of turnips, kale, broccoli, rainbow chard, bok choy and herbs.
North East food strategist, Peter Kenyon, had been talking to the Kennedys, not long returned from an extended stay in Melbourne owing to the premature arrival of their twins, Grace and Genevieve.
It was a chance conversation matching up what I saw as need in one place and opportunity in another.
"I saw this great paddock with beautiful stuff, I said 'What are you doing with it?' They said 'Oh, we don't really know', they're busy with their babies," Mr Kenyon said.
"It was a chance conversation matching up what I saw as need in one place and opportunity in another.
"A couple of hours and a few people picking, we could get a week's worth of greens to Albury-Wodonga Regional Foodshare."
He valued the produce at about $650 wholesale.
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