2015 Season -- First Harvest
We have an official start to the 2015 season. For weeks, we have been getting luscious beets, zucchini, and apricots dropped off our our CSU Extension Office Drop-Off site. Now we are starting our first harvest. Cherries! Looking forward to another productive year with everyone.
Our 2014 Season
End of Season Update 4,852 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 back our dedicated donors and new backyard gardeners who supplied gorgeous vegetables and fruit every week.
Volunteers from the community service group, Humanists Doing Good, picked and sorted apples during three different harvests. We welcome community, social, or service groups to help us in our fun and rewarding harvests.
We had a large article in the Edibles Southwest Colorado magazine. It featured several of our growers, including backyard gardener Linda in Grand Junction and commercial grower Calli from Sweet Pea's Garden in Palisade.
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 hobby 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 41,013 pounds of fresh produce in six 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 use the less mainstream vegetables like beets, kale, or habanero, for example.
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: February 17, 2015