Monday, June 29, 2015

Victory Gardens begin giveaways Tuesday

The Victory Gardens in Marion will begin distributing produce Tuesday.

In its fifth year of offering fresh produce to the public at no cost, the Victory Gardens in Marion continue thriving.

Trusties from Crittenden County Detention Center have been tending the gardens since early spring, and with assistance from volunteers and financial contributions from area churches, they now have them ready to start serving the public. Jailer Robbie Kirk said a multitude of vegetables planted in the Victory Gardens’ 28 plots have begun to yield enough for people to start filling bags and baskets with fresh produce.

On Tuesday, the first giveaway of the season, he expects bell peppers, tomatoes, banana peppers, squash and onions to be available. The giveaway starts at 9 a.m. and is open to any resident of the county. Giveaways are on a first come, first served basis. The Victory Gardens can be accessed at the rear of the Shopko parking lot off Sturgis Road in Marion.

Distribution will continue on Tuesdays throughout the growing season.