Many Utah gardeners have already started enjoying apricots, tomatoes, zucchini and peppers they’ve grown in a backyard plot.
But what will they do in a few weeks, when the harvest fills the kitchen counter and exceeds what they can put in their refrigerator — or stomach?
Instead of tossing those extra fruits and vegetables, consider donating them to those in need. In Utah, 355,550 residents are currently facing hunger, according to national statistics from Feed America.
While many organizations across the Salt Lake valley accept non-perishable food, only some have the capacity to store garden produce.
Here are five Utah organizations that can accept and distribute your surplus harvest.
Read the full Salt Lake Tribune article here! Be sure to check out the section about ‘What to do when produce is too ripe to donate’.