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Over three tons of squash donated to food banks

September 25, 2013

Derek Green (left) of West Jefferson Hardware and N.C. State Cooperative Extension Agent Travis Birdsell (right) unloaded 6,713 pounds of squash delivered to West Jefferson First Baptist Church from Upper Mountain Research Station Tuesday. An assortment of 90 varieties, the squash was grown on the “test farm” as part of a unique commercial viability study, and will be distributed to local food banks by Out Grow Hunger.