SHARE YOUR PRODUCE
The purpose of the Growing Community Project is not only to grow fresh produce but to enable gardeners to share fresh food with hungry neighbors.
Most people who grow a garden end up with more of one thing or another at harvest time. Now is the time of fall harvest, and you may have fresh produce that you could donate right now! Your fresh produce could really help someone in need today!
Are you ready to donate produce to help hungry neighbors?
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What kind of produce can I donate?
Great question! Here is a list of produce that we are accepting on behalf of the Foodbank, Catholic Charities, and other feeding partners: zucchini, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, tomatillos, onions, cucumbers, carrots, garlic, beets, bell peppers, sweet peppers, hot chilies, eggplant, avocados, lemons, and apples.
Can I donate other types of produce that are not on that list?
What should I plant for the fall/winter harvest?
We will provide both seeds and “starts” to volunteer humanitarian gardeners!
- Cabbage - “Columbia” from starts
- Spinach - “Corvair” from seed or starts
- Onions - From bulbs
- Beets - “Red Ace” from seeds
- Broccoli - “Packman” or “Premium Crop” from starts
- Radishes “Rover” or “Cherry Bell” from Seeds
- Garlic - California Early White - From seed or cloves.
- Carrots - “Danvers” and “Bolero” From seeds
Where do I get those seeds or starts for my humanitarian garden?
We have partnered with Island Seed & Feed to get you the seeds you need to grow our Fall Requested Vegetables. All you need to do is to completely fill out this form to request seeds and starts for you Victory Garden!
FOOD SAFETY QUESTION:
AM I LIABLE FOR DONATING FRESH PRODUCE? NO!
If the produce is wholesome and fit for human consumption (which is the only kind of produce we accept) and is donated to a nonprofit that is feeding needy individuals, the donor is not liable.
See more info here:
http://www.ca I recycle.ca.gov/ organics/food/donation.
Or – contact our local partner agency, County Department of Public Health, at (805) 681-4938.