DENVER (CBS4) – The Denver Botanic Gardens has teamed up with Denver Human Services to get fresh produce into more neighborhoods.
Starting Friday, fruits and veggies grown on the DBG’s six Chatfield will be sold once a week in DHS offices.
“We want to take the beautiful produce that we grow at the farm and we want to distribute it to other neighborhoods in Denver other than just our CSA shareholders,” said Josie Hart with Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield. “So this is really about increasing the access to fresh food throughout Denver and not just keeping it on the farm.”
“As we talk about healthy lifestyles we have to talk about access to healthy foods,” said DHS Executive Director Penny May. “We know there are areas in our community that don’t always have access to healthy food, so to the extent that the part we can play by bringing this to our office locations and affording that opportunity to residents of this area of the city, it’s a good thing for us.”
The farm stand will be open at the following locations:
Mondays: DHS Richard T. Castro Building, 1200 Federal Blvd., 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Wednesdays: DHS East Office, 3815 Steele St. 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Fridays: DHS Montbello Office, 4685 Peoria St., noon – 3:30 p.m.
The sales will continue through October.