Wondering where the berry sales went? West Seattle Rotary explains

GF asked about this in a comment today, so in case anyone else wondered too: The Rotary Club of West Seattle is no longer selling berries as a summertime fundraiser. Past president Len Burton-Hardin explains:

Our club made the painful decision to discontinue this fundrasiser after 30 years. Lack of a venue with refrigeration facilities, rising costs to us and the unpredictability of Mother Nature and the growing season made it very hard for us. We are very grateful to our supporters and are saddened that we couldn’t not continue, The positive is that our numerous local Farmers’ Markets provide high-quality berries for West Seattle residents.

(We can attest to that, having seen fresh-picked berries at the WS Farmers’ Market today, and also at local grocery stores.) The Rotary has added two new endeavors – as you’ve probably heard by now, it’s presenting the West Seattle Grand Parade starting this year (July 19th!), and it’s also sponsoring a first-ever Oktoberfest celebration, October 11th at the Masonic Center (watch for details).

2 Replies to "Wondering where the berry sales went? West Seattle Rotary explains"

  • Julia July 7, 2014 (11:50 am)

    I’m sorry to learn about the berries. I always enjoyed the buckets of strawberries, but must admit, I haven’t bought them for a few years. Too big of a project to deal with them. Looking forward to the parade!

  • RJB July 8, 2014 (12:35 pm)

    I am so sad…I was so looking forward to the raspberries again this year! BUT..Oktoberfest, here we come!

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