Harvest Report: Potato Pack Night

Last night at the LDS Potato Farm in Caldwell, workers packed a full semi load of potatoes and we were fortunate to receive a truck from Andrus Trucking. This morning the truck picked up the potatoes and delivered them to Pocatello. Here is a great video that displays this awesome process, which will happen each […]

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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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Fresh Thinking From the Field

The Idaho Foodbank received more fresh produce in the month of January than in any of the previous 12 months. With snow in the mountains and morning temperatures still hovering around freezing, field-fresh vegetables in the Foodbank cooler is something to get excited about. This bounty is the direct result of a regional collaboration that […]

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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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