Harvest Report: Pears and Peaches

Earlier this week, the Foodbank sent out a press release with an urgent plea for volunteers. We need volunteers right now because it’s harvest season, and with harvest season come thousands of pounds of fresh produce into our warehouse. It’s a blessing more than anything, but it also comes with logistical difficulties as we work to […]

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Harvest Report: Cherries Begin To Arrive

Believe it or not, early harvest has begun, and we’re learning a lot very quickly. Summer harvest has some growers having to replant as much as 30 percent of their crop! One of our partners had to suspend their retail outlet because of the way spring and late winter treated crops. But it’s not all […]

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Harvest Report: Spring Fruit Begin To Take Shape

Visiting with growers this week to get an idea how the 2017 harvest is shaping up.  Mustard seed is blooming throughout the valley. After a long, gray winter these fields of brilliant yellow are a welcome sight. Over at Sunnyslope, the apricots and cherries are looking very promising. As anyone who has every picked apples […]

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Innovation To The Rescue

Don Brown, our Food Sourcing field representative, learned that global seed company Seminis was growing onions as part of their seed development process. The resulting crop of top quality onions was disposed of as animal feed. After several discussions, Seminis made the decision to donate the onions; but there was a hitch. The product was […]

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Harvest Update: Apples Come With Fall

With the change in seasons come the beauty of harvest. Part of that beauty is heading to our warehouse from these trees at the orchard run by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Caldwell. These Fuji Apples are in great condition and we’re getting loads from the orchard to help solve hunger. […]

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