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Offered by Brighton Shares the Harvest

BSH_Logo_NoWebsiteMid-August through September brings the peak harvesting of fresh summer produce. This is the best and easiest time of year to get those USDA recommended 7 – 9 servings (seriously!) of fruits and vegetables every day, with a huge variety to choose from. Sweet corn from local farmers, chilies and peppers, fresh or roasted, melons grown in the Rocky Ford area, peaches from the Western Slope. Tomatoes, cucumbers, and green beans from a local farm stand, your community garden plot, or your own back yard.

Here at Brighton Shares The Harvest, we believe that all families should have access to fresh, healthy produce. We work with hundreds of local gardeners to provide them with seeds and vegetable plants so they can grow some extra produce to share. This year we gave over 1,000 packets of fruit and vegetable seeds and hundreds of tomato and pepper plants directly to food pantry clients, so they could grow some of their own food. Of course, not everybody has the space, time, or knowledge to grow food for their families, and that’s why we ask you to help us meet our mission of “putting more fresh produce on more tables in Brighton.”

You can help by donating part of what you harvest to our local food pantries, purchasing fresh produce from local farm stands to donate (a definite win-win!), or making a tax-deductible cash donation to us so we can continue to provide seeds, plants, fruit trees and raised beds so families can grow some of their own food.

To find out more, visit, or contact our director Linda Young at 720-301-0949.