SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (KMTR) -- If you're set to go grocery shopping this Saturday and looking for some fresh produce, you may want to stop in Springfield tomorrow for one of Lane County’s biggest produce sales of the year.
Food for Lane County's annual Youth Farm Fest kicks off tomorrow, Saturday, September 15, 2012 at the Youth Farm plot off Flamingo Avenue in Springfield’s Gateway area.
35 different kinds of fruits and vegetables are up for sale including tomatoes, apples, garlic, peppers and much more. All of the produce is organically grown and cared for over the summer by a group of low income youth, many of whom are working their first job.
"Bring(ing) more awareness to our program and to kind of show off the work, the hard work, of all people involved. We have about fifteen teenagers that work for us in the summer. Now they're back in school but still work on the weekends - on Saturdays. So just kind of showing off the work they've done, kind of a year-end celebration,” says Ted Purdy, the Youth Farm Manager for Food for Lane County.
The Youth Farm Fest will also feature a make-your-own flower bouquet stand,= and herb sale, farm tour, music and a tomato taste-off with fourteen different types of tomatoes.
The Fest starts Saturday, September 15, 2012, at 10 AM and runs until 2 PM at the Youth Farm, located at 705 Flamingo Avenue in Springfield, off Game Farm Road.