DENVER (CBS4) – The Denver Botanic Gardens and Denver Human Services have teamed up for the third year in a row to bring fresh produce to those most in need.

Monday was the first day of the farm stands at two human services offices: one in Sun Valley and one in Montbello.

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The idea behind the fresh food stands is to get fresh produce to those who often live in areas where it simply isn’t available.

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“Last year we sold over 5,500 pounds of fresh food to folks. That’s a lot of healthy food getting into the hands of folks who really could use it,” said Denver Human Services spokesman Don Mares.

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There is a new aspect to the partnership this year is the veterans to farmers program that trains veterans in farming so they can have more career options.

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