What do we do with all of the imperfect and excess food?  At the peak of the season there are tons and tons of food coming into the packing shed.  We wash and inspect all of it.  If it has a blemish we put in into the ‘seconds’ crate.  Some weeks there were many hundreds, if not thousands of pounds of ‘seconds’.  We donated weekly to Badger Camp, a summer camp for people with developmental disabilities; to the Goodman Community Center and Lussier Community Center Kid’s Café programs; to many food pantries: Middleton Outreach Ministry, Verona Food Pantry, First United Methodist Church and Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern WI.  In August we began working with the Mt Horeb School district school lunch program.  They have a very dedicated food service coordinator and support staff that are willing and excited to use hundreds of pounds of our excess and less-than-perfect food each week.  This is a huge effort on their part to begin to change the food system and the way the students are fed.  We are proud to be part of that change!!

The Second Harvest truck pulling out with 1200# of dontated potatoes

The Mt Horeb school district loading up with tomatoes, peppers and melons

Artwork made by Mt Horeb School district students thanking us for the produce donations