Produce stand to benefit the poor


NORTH STAR – The Catholic parishes of St. Nicholas, Osgood, and St. Louis, North Star, will operate a produce stand for the benefit of the poor.

The stand will be located on the corner of State Route 705 and U.S. Route 127 in North Star. St. Maria’s Community Farm welcomes gardeners to donate fruits and vegetables from their orchards and gardens or baked goods. The public is invited to come and offer donations for whatever they wish to take home.

The produce stand is open every Saturday beginning July 7 and throughout the rest of the summer from 9 a.m. to noon. All proceeds and leftover produce are given to St. Vincent Hotel in Dayton, which feeds approximately 1,000 meals a day. Some of the proceeds also may be given to other area soup kitchens.