Crop Drop III, Sweet Potatoes & Watermelons, Today

The Center for University-Based Development(CUBD) at JSU will be hosting the “Crop Drop III, Bigger & Better” event on Tuesday, August 15th from 9:00 am until Noon at 1311 W. Pearl Street.

Why is it Bigger & Better? Well in addition to giving away free sweet potatoes, CUBD will be giving away watermelons too! This is an effort to help those in need and assist the community by providing locally grown fresh produce.

The event will also feature live cooking demonstrations from Chef Nick Wallace. He will be cooking a sweet potato risotto and a kale salad with sweet potato dressing.

Patty Patterson, owner of Repurposed Projects, will be building 40 container gardens on site. These will be given out on a first come first serve bases.

Dr. Cindy Ayers with Foot Print Farms will be providing fresh produce.

Annie Course, local West Jackson resident, will be showing the community how to make preservatives.

The event is free and open to the public. Food will not be distributed before 9:00 am and you can only get one bag of potatoes per person and one watermelon per car.

Crop Drop III, Bigger & Better is apart of new student orientation week for all incoming freshman and it is a great event to interact with JSU students and for them to get to know the community.

For more information, please contact Heather Wilcox at 601-979-5828 or by email at

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1 Comment on Crop Drop III, Sweet Potatoes & Watermelons, Today

  1. Carroll K Frazier // August 10, 2017 at 4:52 pm // Reply

    A blessed community event!

    Thank you Heather!

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