Sonoita Produce on Wheels Without Waste (P.O.W.W.O.W.), a Borderlands program, distributed fresh produce to more than 70 families at their launch market, Dec. 21. With more than 14 Community volunteers and several local churches and businesses participating, their first market was largely a success. Individuals received grey squash, red peppers, yellow squash, watermelon, cucumbers and grapefruit. The produce distributed is seasonal.
If you missed the first local P.O.W.W.O.W., market, you’ll have a chance to volunteer and/or receive fresh produce the third Saturday of each month. January 18 is the next market date.
How it Works: When you arrive at the market site, get in line to register, (unless you are already registered), contribute your $12 cash and get in line to shop.
Being a market site for Produce on Wheels is a labor of love. All contributions go back to Borderlands Produce Rescue for operational expenses. Borderlands Produce Rescue is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that rescues produce and distributes to communities all over Arizona and Mexico with the help of more than 300 non-profit agencies in 24 states. More than 30 million pounds of fresh produce are rescued each year. For more information visit: www.borderlandsproducerescue.org
For more information about the Sonoita market, please follow @SonoitaAZCommunityMarkets on Facebook & Instagram. Here you will find volunteer info, market times/dates, the varieties of produce offered for the upcoming Saturday market and recipes to help you use all that produce.
To volunteer with Sonoita Produce on Wheels, please call/text Gardenia: 602.292.1616