Greetings SERC Members!
What a great week for the cooperative. This week we elected of our Board of Directors! There are seven directors representing each of our seven states, and three at-large directors.
Cathy Pope – Alabama
Robin Safley – Florida
Kyle Waide – Georgia (Chairman)
Charles Beady – Mississippi
Peter Werbicki – North Carolina
Erin Fisher – South Carolina
Brad Bornac – Tennessee
Danah Craft – at large (Secretary and Treasurer)
Cindy Stapleton – at large
Angela Nicholette – at large
Many thanks to these folks for their new role in supporting our organization and our common mission!
What’s new at the mixing center:
We also shipped great looking cucumbers, zucchini, yellow squash, eggplant, and suntan peppers. By the way, suntan peppers are peppers that have an uneven color, typically ranging from green to red. They are harvested just as the color is changing. While they are historically thought of as a #2 product, they are very flavorful and have started to gain favor with chefs because of their unique appearance.
News From Around the Network:
Take a look at this great article in the Chicago Tribune from late last year about why we are all so focused on fresh produce as a leading solution to hunger in America. It includes information on research that is ongoing (by Feeding America and associated Doctors, clinics, and food banks) regarding the impacts on health from produce distributed by food banks.
Now is a great time to start planning for your loads in the new year. The holidays will go by in a blur, so if you have interest in taking loads in the upcoming months, let me know soon. Also, I am planning visits to food banks over the coming months, so if you or your staff want to know more about the SERC, let me know and I will schedule a visit and gas up my car!
Thanks for all you do!