We are in the middle of harvest season and our warehouse features a good variety of local produce. From the orchard in Caldwell, the pears are full and plentiful. Plums are also abundant. This season, we are starting to receive early onions from harvests that will continue for the coming months. We also have peaches that will be on their way to The Idaho Foodbank. Thank you to Idaho’s hard-working farmers for their generous donations.
August is Harvest month here at The Idaho Foodbank! We are expecting Beets from Pleasant Valley Farm anytime now.
We have been packing lots of apricots and are expecting a gauntlet of peaches, apples, plums, and pears that should last up until Thanksgiving.
The farmers we work with are a very generous group and when they have good years they are always there to share their bounty, and with that usually comes product that is not excess, but fresh product made up for us or right out of their inventory. The cherry harvest is underway at the LDS Orchard. apricots are coming soon, and the LDS Orchard has set aside an entire block of apricots for us.
Weather conditions led to an abundant apple harvest this year in Idaho. Apples are one of the most healthy fresh foods we distribute and are great to eat for snacks.
Summer is here and many of our crops are starting to take shape. Here are a few pictures from out in the fields…
Right now the weather is picture perfect in SW Idaho. The cold temps of winter have given way to beautiful, sunny spring days. Here’s a look at how some of our local crops are faring…