CENTERBURG — Every month Centerburg Senior Services, in partnership with the Mid-Ohio Foodbank out of Grove City, join together to bring senior citizens of Centerburg and residents of Knox County fresh produce. The Farmers Market Produce Distribution Day was held Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and yielded 12,297 pounds of food for local residents. Tuesday’s truck brought in everything from fresh zucchini to fruit juices and produce rarely seen such as a pluot, which is a type of plum and tastes similar to an apple or cherry.
While residents were picking from produce in the parking lot of the Centerburg Church of Christ, inside people could frequent the sanctuary which displayed cooking samples that master chef Paul Higgins and Kenyon College American Studies intern, Casey Griffin had simmering.
“The truck comes, and we didn’t know what it was going to be until it got here this morning,” said Higgins.
“So we run around and we grab stuff and we bring it back into the kitchen and we lay it all out and real quick we write a menu, develop the recipes and cook the food and get it here,” explained Higgins.
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