Harvesting for The Lord’s Cupboard

Submitted Photo Twelve of 17 volunteers from The Lord’s Cupboard, Minot, pose for a photo on Thursday after harvesting several thousand tomatoes plus peppers at the Brekke farm near Velva.

VELVA – Seventeen volunteers from The Lord’s Cupboard, Minot, gathered for a near final harvest of the season on Thursday at the Brekke farm near Velva.

The Lord’s Cupboard, a food pantry operating in Minot, supplies food for many needy families in Minot and the surrounding area. This is the third year the program has grown its own vegetables at the Brekke farm, owned by Duane and Jeanne Brekke, of Minot, to add to the program’s supply of food to help those in need. The vegetables are grown in elevated gardens that Duane Brekke built a few years ago.

Pastor Gerald Roise of Bethany Lutheran Church, Minot, who has been active with The Lord’s Cupboard for several years, said the volunteers harvested 6,000 tomatoes at the farm on Thursday.

Duane Brekke, who helps with the harvest, said they also harvested six flats of peppers or about 300 peppers that day.

Roise and Brekke said volunteers have been harvesting vegetables at the farm near Velva since early July but Thursday’s work was part of near final harvest.

Submitted Photo Back from left to right, Lisa Gault and Luann Roise of The Lord’s Cupboard, Minot, are shown with numerous boxes of tomatoes harvested on Thursday.

“We had a lot of lettuce in July,” Brekke said. He said cantaloupe and watermelon were hauled to Minot last week.


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