Our 2012 Season
End of Season Update 7,736 pounds
Thank you for another successful season. As always, a special thank you to our growers and volunteers for donating their time and hard work to Grow Another Row. The researchers at the Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station grew and donated 7,219 pounds of tomatoes, peppers, peaches and apples. With another year of struggling gardens (including my own catastrophe), the Ag Station was our major supplier. The employees of Refrigeration Hardware Supply set aside boxes for us all season, allowing us to pack and deliver 1,120 pounds of apples, peppers and tomatoes.
Thank you to some new partners who worked with us this year. Curbside Recycling Indefinitely donated enough boxes to deliver 1,728 pounds of produce to our recipients. Volunteers from Humanists Doing Good harvested 763 pounds of tomatoes and peppers. They were incredibly hard working and fun to harvest alongside. We love these one-time harvesting projects with community groups.
I thank you all for your hard work and dedication again this year. I feel so lucky that through Grow Another Row, I meet generous people with such an amazing commitment to making this valley a better place to live.
Grow Another Row
Grow Another Row was organized to help backyard, community and commercial growers donate their surplus vegetables and fruit to area food banks and emergency food programs in Mesa County, Colorado. We have donated 31,450 pounds of fresh produce in four years.
Our Growers use their talents and our beautiful Western Colorado sunshine to help feed themselves and those in need in Mesa County.
Our Volunteers pick up produce from their neighbors and deliver to local food banks and emergency food programs. Volunteers can also participate in special harvesting projects.
Our Recipients can expand their ability to provide fresh, nutritious foods to their clients and guests.
If you would like to participate in Grow Another Row or if you have any questions, please email us through our contact form.