Multi-Farm Weekly Produce Basket
The application for the Edible Prairie Project’s multi-farm weekly produce basket program is open! Every week from July 22 to September 23 your family can receive a variety of locally grown produce from multiple farms in Campbell County.
We are offering only a limited quantity of baskets for the 2019 summer season so make sure to reserve your basket today!
Our multi-farm community supported agriculture (CSA) basket program provides carefully curated fresh and local produce to customers each week during the summer! We use a tiered pricing model to fit different budget needs. SNAP and WIC clients pay $10 per week, retail customers pay $25 a week, and Friends of the Edible Prairie supporters pay $40 a week to help cover the cost of the lower priced baskets! Each basket will contain the same quantity and quality of items regardless of which price is paid.
Garden Planting Day at the Council of Community Services
Each spring, our staff and volunteers help clients of the Council of Community Services plant their summer vegetable gardens. Local farmers donate starter plants and share their garden expertise with Council residents to help ensure a successful harvest. Edible Prairie Project staff and volunteers remain available throughout the growing season to offer advice and help troubleshoot any gardening problems that may arise.
Edible Prairie Gleaning Program
We are partnering with several local farms to create Campbell County’s first gleaning program! Towards the end of the growing season, we will collect leftover produce from farmers’ fields that will be donated to local food banks and soup kitchens.
Gillette Little Free Pantry Network
The Edible Prairie Project is a proud supporter of the Gillette Little Free Pantry network, along with Cent$ible Nutrition, Council of Community Services, and Gillette Saturday Farmers Market. Little Free Pantries are continuously stocked with food, personal care, and household items, and are designed for community members who are not able to easily meet everyday food and personal needs. Anyone may access the Little Free Pantries at any time. The pantries are always open and no applications are required. Little Free Pantries can be found at Lakeside Park, Sunflower Park, Bivens Park, Council of Community Services, and Salvation Army.