2014 Season Moving On
Anybody got a red tomato out there?? I've got lots of green tomatoes and one, yes one, green bean. Such a strange year, and yet some gardeners are producing. I don't know how they are doing it but they are overflowing and donating weekly. If you are a super-gardener during this strange year, we can deliver your produce to food banks. Just drop a line.
Our 2013 Season
End of Season Update 4,712 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. Our donations were primarily small in scale, but collectively, they added up to over two tons. Pretty cool. We welcomed new backyard gardeners who supplied gorgeous vegetables and fruit every week. We also welcomed commercial growers who run The Fruit Basket at 253 32 1/2 Rd in East Orchard Mesa. They donated beautiful fruit and vegetables and introduced me to white nectarines - candy on a tree.
Curbside Recycling Indefinitely donated enough boxes again this year so we could deliver a few large harvests. Volunteers from the community service group, Humanists Doing Good, picked and sorted apples one beautiful weekend.
Erin McIntyre wrote a lovely column in the Daily Sentinel about Grow Another Row and one of our growers. It generated so much buzz our drop off point at the CSU Extension office collected 255 pounds of produce the next day. Donations continued to roll in for the rest of the season.
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 and talented people with such an amazing commitment to making this valley a better place to live.
How it works
The idea is simple. When a gardener or commercial grower has surplus vegetables and fruits, they call us. We pick up the produce and deliver it to food banks and emergency food programs in Mesa County, Colorado. We have donated 36,162 pounds of fresh produce in five years.
Why go through us? Well, we always encourage gardeners to make the donations directly to the food banks and programs they support. It is a pleasure to meet the hard-working people that help people in Mesa County.
Grow Another Row just makes it a little easier to make that donation. We have also learned over the years which food banks and programs can take huge amounts of produce or the less mainstream vegetables like beets, kale, or habaneros.
If you would like to participate in Grow Another Row or if you have any questions, please email us through our contact form.
Site last updated: August 28 , 2014