Karen Brandenburg, owner of The Meadow in Blue Hill, will be selling jars of daffodils for a fundraiser to benefit the Tree of Life Food Pantry on Saturday, May 8 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot of her shop at 140 Main Street in Blue Hill. COURTESY OF THE MEADOW

Daffodil fundraiser to benefit pantry



BLUE HILL — What do you do with a field full of daffodils? 

If you’re Karen Brandenburg and Anne Mastin, you pick them, put them in jars, affix ribbons and sell them for $10 a jar to raise money for the Tree of Life Food Pantry in Blue Hill. 

The friends organized a successful fundraiser last spring and will do it again Saturday, May 8, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot of The Meadow — the Main Street shop Brandenburg owns with her husband, David Caplan.

“We picked hundreds and hundreds of daffodils, put them in jars we collected, decorated them with festive ribbon and sold them in the parking lot at The Meadow for a minimum donation of $10 each, all proceeds benefiting the food pantry,” said Brandenburg.

“I hoped that we could raise $500 for this worthy cause,” Brandenburg said. “But at the end of the day when the receipts were tallied, everyone’s generosity resulted in a total of $3,000. I couldn’t believe how many friends, neighbors and customers answered the call and how generous everyone was. It was truly heart-warming.”

The minimum donation is $10, but feel free to give more if you can. Cash or checks (payable to The Tree of Life, please). Come early, as supplies are limited.

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