“We’d kill for more tomatoes!” That’s actually what Deb Baker of the Acord Food Pantry told me, when I asked about their need for produce. She said they need more of the basics: lettuce, carrots, tomatoes.
This is a problem we can help with! In past years up to 40 local gardeners grew over 700 lbs of tomatoes, lettuce, carrots and more and donated it to Acord. We have a wonderful commitment from Green Meadows Farm to supply us with tomato plants, broccoli seedlings and cucumber seedlings, and High Mowing Seeds donated packs of carrot and lettuce seeds.
PS - Check out the story in the Salem Evening News about our Grow a Row program! And this Blog post from the west coast: http://eartheasy.com/blog/2012/02/how-to-grow-a-row-for-those-in-need/
Here’s how it works:
We give you seeds and seedlings, an instruction sheet and guidance.
You grow tomatoes, lettuce, carrots, broccoli or cucumbers - or other produce.
You bring the crop to the Acord Food Pantry, and they distribute it to local families in need. Please contact Martha Driscoll for more information. firstname.lastname@example.org