VIDEO: Group sees produce production up close

Aaron Krause • Jul 5, 2014 at 9:23 AM

When people buy fresh produce in grocery store, they see it neatly packaged and ready to eat.

But they may not realize how much work goes into preparing it for sale, said Julie Chase-Morefield, executive director of Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio. The nonprofit organization provides food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters with food for distribution to those in need.

Staff of the nonprofit organization serving Erie, Huron, Lorain and Crawford counties decided to see how much work that process entails during a recent visit to Buurma Farms, south of Willard.

About 35 people, including Second Harvest volunteers, staff and donors, took the tour, Chase-Morefield said.

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