What to Grow & How to Package It

    • Tomatoes
    • Peppers
    • Green Beans
    • Winter squash
    • Garlic, onions
    • Carrots, radishes, turnips
    • Cucumbers
    • Zucchini
    • Collard and kale greens
    • Corn
    • White potatoes and sweet potatoes
    • Hard fruit (apples, pears)
    • A good rule of thumb: donate only produce which you would purchase for your own family.

General rule of thumb:

    • Vegetables should be free of dirt and mud.
    • Vegetables should not be insect ridden, have serious bruising, or splitting.
    • Do not mix vegetables. It takes time for volunteers to sort and repackage them.
    • Preferred packaging methods: clam shells or zip-lock bags. Portion sizes should be good for a family of 4.
    • Label produce so families and volunteers know what it is.