Monday, June 8, 2009

Meet Effie Eliahu, Martinez Farmers' Market Manager

Produce Donations today:
J & M Ibarra Farms, Mee Vang Farms, Swank Farms, Diaz Farms, and Paradez Farms.

Effie is a delightful asset to the thriving community of humble farmers who gather at this festive little Martinez Market every Sunday from 10am - 2pm.

Thank you Effie and Jessie Neu, Executive Director of the Contra Costa Certified Farmers' Markets for your support and understanding of my one-woman fruit harvesting campaign against hunger. Families and children who receive these fresh produce donations are very grateful.

Afterall, it would be easier for farmers to toss excess produce into the compost pile. Rather, facing a three hour commute home to their own children, farmers give more time and effort boxing fresh produce donations to feed the children of Contra Costa County's food pantries. Sunday's collection was split between The Salvation Army on Clayton Road and SHARE Food Pantry located at the First Christian Church, 3039 Willow Pass Road in Concord, (925) 827-4273. SHARE Director, Ronald J. Hannan at:

This is true kindness and love.

“A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.”
-St. Basil

“The first farmer was the first man. All historic nobility rests on the possession and use of land."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Please visit the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano for more information how to help alleviate hunger in your own community.

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