Monday, September 26, 2011

Squeee Excited!!

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!!


  1. Hello again,

    I totally agree with you, we've had so many tomatoes this year. I wasn't good about keeping track as to how much was harvested but it was too much. The three main varieties this year were/are very high yielding. Early girl, yellow pear and moneymaker tomatoes were abundant.

    I haven't looked into local places that would take home-grown produce. I am now thinking about it now thanks to you.


  2. Glad I could help, Luis! I love the idea of planting more than I need, taking what I want for my family and donating the rest. It eliminates the quandary about who to give produce to, because after a while, even family and friends are getting sick of the zucchini. LOL