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Shares of fresh vegetables from MSU garden available for purchase

March 15, 2010 -- MSU News Service

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Towne's Harvest Garden, a 2 1/2 acre diversified vegetable farm run through Montana State University, is now selling shares of vegetables for the 2010 season.

Community members can purchase a share of the harvest to receive a selection of fresh vegetables weekly from June 24 through Sept. 16. A small share is $275 and a large share is $450. To purchase a share, visit www.townesharvest.montana.edu. Questions may be e-mailed to townes.harvest@gmail.com.

Towne's Harvest Garden is a collaborative project of the MSU College of Agriculture, MSU College of Education, Health and Human Development, MSU Friends of Local Foods and the Gallatin Valley Food Bank. Each summer, students, volunteers and interns grow vegetables at the Horticulture Farm located just west of the MSU campus.

Towne's Harvest Garden has partnered with the Gallatin Valley Food Bank in an effort to promote equitable access to fresh, healthy produce. In 2009, the Food Bank received more than 7,000 pounds of produce from Towne's Harvest Garden. With help from a grant from the Community Food Co-op, Towne's Harvest will also offer community shares this season, which will support discounted share rates for low-income families.

For more information, contact MSU professor Alison Harmon at 994-6338 or harmon@montana.edu.

Alison Harmon, (406) 994-6338 or harmon@montana.edu