I just found out that the Redwood Empire Food Bank in Santa Rosa accepts produce from home gardeners. Somewhere, I'd heard that food banks won't take home grown produce, but at least in my area they will. In fact, she said that fresh produce is their most sough-after donation.
This is SOOO exciting! I love the idea of growing way more than I need, taking what I want for the home then donating the rest. This year, despite only growing 3 zucchini plants, I was over-run and kept wishing I had something constructive to do with my excess despite bombarding friends and neighbors.
I'm already thinking about new areas of the yard where I can add more plants. I've got two in mind. My goal will be to grow things I know will give me an abundance without a tremendous amount of work. I'm thinking zucchini, cucumbers, pole beans and salad tomatoes.
Fun fun fun!!