Thousands Pick Free Vegetables on Colo. Farm (UPDATED w/ Video)

Thousands Pick Free Vegetables on Colo. Farm (UPDATED w/ Video)

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wisconsin-field.jpgJoe Miller, a Colorado farmer wondered if there were any way he could save the leftover potatoes and onions from going to waste in his fields. He decided to open up his 600 acres to the public. He guessed he might see 5,000 people show up. A massive response from about 40,000 clogged the freeway and caused Joe some anxiety, but for all the thanks and blessings he received from people, he deemed it was well worth it. 300 tons of leftover vegetables were dug up and carted away by happy neighbors. Listen to an interview with NPR’s Morning Edition. You can also read the story from AP at Cleveland.com.
 

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