Harvest Report: Onion Distribution

Inside these crates are onions…and lots of them! These are part of the 215,000 lbs. of onions that we are getting from our annual Seminis Project. These onions will be repacked for us and bagged into totes to be shared with other food banks in the Northwest. This truck is headed to Second Harvest Food […]

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Harvest Report: Pre-season Prep

Winter has been very kind to the Treasure Valley this year and as a result, spring harvest preparation is already underway at the LDS Orchard in Caldwell. Large tree limbs are being pruned and mulched into rows. One of the most important projects is getting the wind machines serviced. Thanks to the shadow of Punxsutawney Phil, […]

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Harvest Report: End of Season

Harvest season has ended at the LDS Orchard and what an interesting year it’s been. The crops withstood many challenges from Mother Nature including winter kill and fire blight. Outside of Idaho, the country faced a few natural disasters and many truckloads of our food went to help with humanitarian efforts. Despite this, we still […]

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Harvest Report: Mid-season Form

Fruit We are in the middle of harvest season and our warehouse features a good variety of local produce. The LDS Orchard in Medford is bringing in pears, plums and apples. Nielsen Farms is also providing a delicious supply of watermelons. A diverse group of apples are just beginning to take form; Gold Delicious and […]

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Harvest Report: Local Crops Ready

Fruit After thawing from the winter freeze and cooling from the spring fire blight, our local fruit crops are finally ripe for the picking. Look at these excited shoppers buying fruit on the dock at the LDS Orchard!   The LDS Cannery recently provided us with our first 2 loads of peaches and we can […]

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