August 18, 2021 Slideshows » Eat + Drink

The Jefferson Community Center is Turning Up the Heat' 

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Katie Rodriguez
Heidi Benzonelli and Chef Chelsea Sterling prepare to serve free lunch to kids (under 18), made from fresh local produce, produce from the garden, and from local businesses.
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On weekdays at 1PM, Heidi Benzonelli and Chef Chelsea Sterling serve free lunch for kids (under 18) at the Jefferson Community Center out on the patio in front of the kitchen.
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After years of sitting unutilized, this area went from a sea of gravel to the Jefferson Community Center playground.
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The garden at the Jefferson Community Center. The water tank to the right of the garden supplies the area with collected rainwater water – an effort of the Jefferson Project to remain as sustainable as possible.
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A child at the Friday morning garden harvest proudly showcases a freshly harvested snap pea.
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""We want to inspire people to think about when produce is in season and think, 'When you look at the tomato on your sandwich and it's out of season, where did that come from?'" says President of the Board of WCIA, Heidi Benzonelli.
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A child enthusiastically picks a small huckleberry, just beginning to ripen.
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For Humboldt County region, snap peas can grow successfully in spring, summer and oftentime, into fall seasons.
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Summertime brings fresh raspberries!
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Friday brings prep time: fresh produce distribution for seniors and Saturday morning local harvest box pickups.
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Kids in the Jefferson Community Center garden enjoy the tasty pleasures of getting to much on and learn about the beauty of growing and harvesting raspberries, blackberries and blueberries.
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Spinach, apples, onions, lettuce and more! Local harvest boxes stack up mid summertime.
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Katie Rodriguez
Heidi Benzonelli and Chef Chelsea Sterling prepare to serve free lunch to kids (under 18), made from fresh local produce, produce from the garden, and from local businesses.

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