Bucks County Opportunity Council Food and Nutrition Network (FaNN) provides food for over two dozen Bucks County food pantries. In addition to being the county's lead food agency for federal and state food resources, FaNN works closely with local farms to provide produce to the pantries. At certain times of the year funding has been available to reimburse farmers for some of their contributions.
ProducePedia is a free resource that covers the types of fresh produce that can be delivered to food pantries. Each entry includes information on color, taste, and possible uses. People unfamiliar with the vegetable or fruit will learn how to use it, and those who are familiar with it still might learn a fun fact or two!
The Cooperative Extension sites have a wealth of information for any backyard gardener. Once you go to the site (each one if very different from the others) look for a link for “homes and gardens”, “landscape”, “consumer horticulture”, etc. to find information on improving your backyard garden. Neighboring state sites may offer information your own state’s site lacks.