What to Grow & How to Package It

Spring

    • Beets
    • Lettuce
    • Spinach
    • Collards
    • Kale
    • Carrots & radishes

Summer

    • Tomatoes
    • Peppers (all kinds)
    • Cucumbers
    • Summer Squash
    • Green Beans
    • Kale

Winter

    • Winter squash
    • Dried herbs
    • Collards
    • Radishes
    • Kale
    • Turnips
    • White potatoes and sweet potatoes

Other

    • Garlic & onions
    • Hard fruit (apples, pears)

General rule of thumb:

    • A good rule of thumb: donate only produce which you would purchase for your own family.
    • 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.