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Vegetable Swap at Heartline Hearthous in Eureka on September 14

Vegetable Swap at Heartline and Heart House in Eureka

EUREKA, Ill. – It is officially go time and the season for tomatoes, eggplant, herbs, cucumbers, peppers, apples and more. Those who have chosen to grow these favorite vegetables are more than likely getting more produce then they can handle.

If this is you, please join University of Illinois Extension and Heartline and Heart House for their first annual Vegetable Swap on Friday, September 14 beginning at 10 a.m. This event will be held at Heartline and Heart House at 300 Regan Drive, Eureka (across from Eureka College).

Master Gardeners and community members will contribute their abundance in order to put these delectable treats in the hands of community members that may not have the opportunity to grow their own gardens. Vegetable growers can also stop in for a few vegetables that they may not have grown in their own garden.

"This program is perfect for the city of Eureka, a town founded on homesteading values and a strong sense of community," believes University of Illinois Extension Horticulture Educator, Kelly Allsup, "it lets us all eat garden fresh tomatoes!"