We delivered another 70 pounds of produce to the local food pantry last week. Volunteers had to scrounge around pretty hard to find good veggies though. We still have tomatoes, pole beans, melons, peppers, and cucumbers but the quantity AND quality is falling fast.
The heat did a real number on our tomatoes, but hopefully most will come out of it. We have one patch that is just now beginning to produce. These plants include a couple of cherry tomatoes and there are literally 100s of little, green fruit about to turn! And our pole beans are getting close to harvest.
We had some issues with the water well this morning and since it supposed to be in the mid-90s again today we decided that might be a priority. In spite of that we were still able to get a few bags of produce picked and delivered to the local food pantry. Green beans, sweet corn, tomatoes, peppers, and a cantaloupe!
A few families from the food pantry have begun coming to the garden and picking their own vegetables … YEAH!
Of course we have no way of recording & reporting what they harvest, but we’re OK with that! 😀
Volunteers began picking sweet corn last night and after a few ‘taste test’ for quality control 🙂 we’ll deliver several dozen ears along with some green beans to the local food pantry this afternoon.
We provide experiential learning and community service opportunities for the youth in our programs. We sell CSA memberships to our staff and the proceeds support our recreation programs. We include our produce in our food service operations as well.