Harvest fulfils dual purpose in Victoria

Two Victorian border food charities will benefit from donated fresh produce

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BOUNTIFUL: Peter Kenyon, Peter Matthews, Michael Curtin, Lesley Milne, Roberta Baker and Murmungee market gardener Bernie Kennedy after the weekend pick.

BOUNTIFUL: Peter Kenyon, Peter Matthews, Michael Curtin, Lesley Milne, Roberta Baker and Murmungee market gardener Bernie Kennedy after the weekend pick.

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A vegetable crop has not gone to waste thanks to some volunteers.

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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.

The bounty will be handed out by Albury-Wodonga Regional Foodshare as well as prepared into meals distributed through Carevan.

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. - Peter Kenyon

"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.

HARVEST IN: Albury-Wodonga Regional FoodShare board member Michael Curtin and general manager Peter Matthews load the donation of Murmungee basin produce into the FoodShare van.

HARVEST IN: Albury-Wodonga Regional FoodShare board member Michael Curtin and general manager Peter Matthews load the donation of Murmungee basin produce into the FoodShare van.

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