As a producer of perishable items, we are constantly thinking of ways to avoid wasting food. There are countless people out there who need fresh food and we aim to provide them with any we have that will not go to use.
Every week, we provide Island Harvest, a local food bank, with at least 10-20 crates of vegetables that will not last into the next week. This year we did a campaign called "donate to dig" where people donated money to the farm to fund the labor for digging potatoes (or came and helped dig) that we then donated to Island Harvest right before Thanksgiving so that families could stock up for the holiday. We were able to dig 1500 lbs of potatoes to donate !
We also donate CSA shares that have not been picked up for the week to CAST, local families in need, or Island Harvest.
Every week we donate vegetables for a dinner to be cooked at Maureen's Haven - a local service that cooks dinner for the homeless.