Please drop off your wonderful garden produce on Sundays at the Temple Beth Sholom kitchen (located at the back, near Fairhaven).
We also happily accept non-perishable food donations (preferably large size) at the temple office (around the front, near Tustin). Monday-Thursday 9am-4:30pm, and Friday 9am-2:30pm.
Please let us know if we can help you harvest your fruit tree(s).
Currently, we especially need large size mayonnaise and spreadable butter.
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.